Scott R. Hyman

Partner

Scott R. Hyman

Scott R. Hyman

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1993

“An extremely good corporate lawyer who definitely provides a different angle in looking at our debt issues. He provides his opinion on how big the risks are, but doesn’t fearmonger – that’s a very valuable thing, as he can give you risks but not make them sound insurmountable.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Scott focuses on Canadian and cross-border acquisition finance and structured finance derivatives, secured lending, merchant banking and project finance, as well as corporate and asset-based lending principally as these areas relate to transactions.

Scott’s clients rely on his skill in developing and structuring integrated financing, debt and treasury platforms; on his ability to deconstruct, analyze and negotiate the terms of complex financing transactions and derivative investments; and on his expertise in dealing with the regulations of Canadian financial institutions. Clients also regularly seek Scott’s guidance on the financial regulatory aspects of acquisitions, investments and lending in Canada and on providing financial services in Canada.

Scott R. Hyman

Partner

“An extremely good corporate lawyer who definitely provides a different angle in looking at our debt issues. He provides his opinion on how big the risks are, but doesn’t fearmonger – that’s a very valuable thing, as he can give you risks but not make them sound insurmountable.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Scott focuses on Canadian and cross-border acquisition finance and structured finance derivatives, secured lending, merchant banking and project finance, as well as corporate and asset-based lending principally as these areas relate to transactions.

Scott’s clients rely on his skill in developing and structuring integrated financing, debt and treasury platforms; on his ability to deconstruct, analyze and negotiate the terms of complex financing transactions and derivative investments; and on his expertise in dealing with the regulations of Canadian financial institutions. Clients also regularly seek Scott’s guidance on the financial regulatory aspects of acquisitions, investments and lending in Canada and on providing financial services in Canada.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in the negotiation and establishment of a $725-million second amended and restated revolving credit facility.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$75 million in high-yield notes.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP in their U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$575 million 8.750% senior secured notes, the repurchase and redemption of an existing series of US$350 million senior secured notes, an associated consent solicitation and an amendment and joinder to the existing revolving credit agreement to increase the aggregate of incremental commitments.

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted as lead counsel to Canadian Business Growth Fund on the launch of its fund to drive expansion and growth of mid-market Canadian businesses.

Shareholders of MedReleaf Corp.

Advised the shareholders of MedReleaf Corp. in catalyzing the sale of MedReleaf to Aurora Cannabis Inc., bringing together two of Canada's largest cannabis companies, in an all-share transaction valued at approximately $3.2 billion.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in its private placement offerings of US$105 million of 4.67% senior unsecured notes due 2024, US$70 million of 4.87% senior unsecured notes due 2027, $15 million of 4.50% senior unsecured notes due 2024 and $30 million of 4.79% senior unsecured notes due 2027.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in the establishment of its US$1.5-billion commercial paper program.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$30 million in high yield notes and its US$30 million incremental secured term loan.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its US$80-million acquisition of the Santa Gertrudis gold project in Mexico from GoGold Resources Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Agnico Eagle provided GoGold with a US$7.5 million term loan, secured by a second ranking charge on all of GoGold's assets, which will be set off against the purchase price at the closing of the acquisition.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its completed private placement of US$40-million 4.42% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2025; US$100-million 4.64% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2027; US$150-million 4.74% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2029; and US$10-million 4.89% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2032.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$230 million in high yield notes, its US$75 million incremental secured term loan, its repurchase and redemption of existing high yield notes and its associated consent solicitation.

Luminus Management, LLC

Acted for Luminus Management, LLC in connection with its $49 million strategic investment in common shares (resulting in a 16.7% aggregate equity interest) and 10% senior secured high yield notes of Delphi Energy Corp. and negotiation of an investor rights agreement with the issuer.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with a transaction with Shandong Gold that included the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine for US$960 million; the negotiation of a 50/50 joint venture arrangement in respect of the Veladero gold mine; the negotiation of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore the joint development of the Pascua-Lama deposit located along the Chilean-Argentinean border; and the evaluation of additional investment opportunities on the highly prospective El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private placement of an aggregate of over $100 million of securities consisting of $51 million of two series of unsecured high yield notes and $53 million of a new class of non-voting, convertible, redeemable preferred shares.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $150 million of senior unsecured notes.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$610-million gold and silver streaming agreement with Royal Gold Inc. for production linked to Barrick's 60 percent interest in the Pueblo Viejo mine.

Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement

Acted for Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement in connection with the sale of 29 Canadian senior living communities to Ventas, Inc.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in connection with the negotiation and establishment of a $675-million credit facility for the acquisition of gas compression assets.

Jaguar Mining Inc.

Acted for the special committee of the board of directors of Jaguar Mining Inc. in connection with the recapitalization of Jaguar and related financing, pursuant to which the US$269 million of outstanding convertible bonds of Jaguar were exchanged for equity and the bondholders subscribed for US$50 million of new common shares of Jaguar, reducing the shareholders' continuing interest to less than 1%.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private offering of debt and equity securities for aggregate proceeds of $148 million.

Noteholders

Acted for a group of noteholders of the approximately $10-billion Master Asset Vehicle II (MAV II), in approving and implementing amendments to the structure of MAV II to provide for periodic optional redemptions of certain notes of MAV II and concurrent proportional unwinds and liquidations of MAV II's liabilities and assets.

Scotia Capital Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and TD Securities Inc. in a private placement of $400-million debentures due 2018, $250-million debentures due 2023 and $350 million debentures due 2016 issued by TMX Group Limited.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in establishing its $404 million credit facility.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC World Markets and RBC Dominion Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC World Markets and RBC Dominion Securities as underwriters in connection with an offering of $500 million of 2.3% Maple Bonds issued by Japan Bank for International Cooperation and guaranteed by Japan.

Square, Inc.

Acted for Square, Inc. in connection with the expansion into Canada of its electronic payment service that allows users to accept credit card payments through their mobile devices.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its amended and restated revolving credit agreement in an aggregate principal amount of $600 million.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its US$1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facilities made available by syndicates of domestic and foreign lenders.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the private placement to institutional investors in the United States and Canada of an aggregate of US$600 million guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2017, 2020 and 2022.

Postmedia Network Inc.

Acted for Postmedia Network Inc. in the acquisition of the publishing business of Canwest LP under a sale proceeding conducted pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The assets included the largest publisher of English-language newspapers in Canada as well as an extensive portfolio of digital media and online assets. The aggregate enterprise value of the assets was estimated to be $1.1 billion. Also acted throughout the CCAA proceedings for an Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders, comprised of 18 investment funds, which held the majority of Canwest LP's outstanding indebtedness and which provided a $250-million equity commitment to permit the acquisition.

ING Groep N.V.

Acted as Canadian counsel to ING Groep N.V. in the transfer of a portion of the business of the Canadian branch of its subsidiary, ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, to Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its successful cash and share unsolicited takeover bid to acquire Enerflex Systems Income Fund, resulting in a $684-million supported transaction, and also acted for Toromont in establishing an unsecured $450-million term credit facility with a syndicate of banks to finance the acquisition.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC)

Acted for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, a leading global bank headquartered in China, in its acquisition of The Bank of East Asia (Canada), a Canadian chartered bank.

Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd.

Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. as it entered into a $500-million revolving credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto Dominion Bank.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its US$1.75-billion underwritten public offering of debt securities, consisting of US$1.40 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.80% senior notes due 2018 and US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 7.50% senior notes due 2038, made in the United States pursuant to the Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the establishment of its $300-million unsecured revolving credit facility.

Article

The Banking Regulation Review, 7th ed.: Canada Chapter

May 01, 2016 - Containing submissions from authors in 40 countries and territories, The Banking Regulation Review is a comprehensive guide to regulatory banking law around the world. A team of Davies lawyers has contributed the Canada chapter, which provides a thorough overview of the country’s banking...

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The Banking Regulation Review, 6th ed.: Canada Chapter

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The Banking Regulation Review: Canada Chapter

May 01, 2014 - This chapter from The Banking Regulation Review, 5th ed., provides a thorough overview of banking regulation in Canada, including the regulatory regime applicable to banks, prudential regulation, conduct of business, funding, control of banks and transfer of banking business, and a review...

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Material Adverse Changes: Decoding a Legal Enigma

Jan. 06, 2014 - When negotiating a financing commitment, a prospective borrower is often asked to agree that the lender may refuse to advance funds or may terminate the credit facility if there is a “material adverse change” or if an event occurs that has had or may have a “material adverse effect”. Borrowers tend...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Banking and Finance

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Banking and Finance

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation; Capital Markets: Derivatives

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Recommended)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Asset-based Lending; Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Derivative Instruments; Project Finance

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Derivatives Law (Lawyer of the Year 2013, Toronto); Banking and Finance Law; Structured Finance Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Banking

Expert Guides—Banking; Structured Finance and Securitisation

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1993

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Banking & Financial Services Law), 1997
Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1991

“An extremely good corporate lawyer who definitely provides a different angle in looking at our debt issues. He provides his opinion on how big the risks are, but doesn’t fearmonger – that’s a very valuable thing, as he can give you risks but not make them sound insurmountable.”
Client – Chambers Global 2016

Scott focuses on Canadian and cross-border acquisition finance and structured finance derivatives, secured lending, merchant banking and project finance, as well as corporate and asset-based lending principally as these areas relate to transactions.

Scott’s clients rely on his skill in developing and structuring integrated financing, debt and treasury platforms; on his ability to deconstruct, analyze and negotiate the terms of complex financing transactions and derivative investments; and on his expertise in dealing with the regulations of Canadian financial institutions. Clients also regularly seek Scott’s guidance on the financial regulatory aspects of acquisitions, investments and lending in Canada and on providing financial services in Canada.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in the negotiation and establishment of a $725-million second amended and restated revolving credit facility.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$75 million in high-yield notes.

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and Baffinland Iron Mines LP in their U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$575 million 8.750% senior secured notes, the repurchase and redemption of an existing series of US$350 million senior secured notes, an associated consent solicitation and an amendment and joinder to the existing revolving credit agreement to increase the aggregate of incremental commitments.

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted as lead counsel to Canadian Business Growth Fund on the launch of its fund to drive expansion and growth of mid-market Canadian businesses.

Shareholders of MedReleaf Corp.

Advised the shareholders of MedReleaf Corp. in catalyzing the sale of MedReleaf to Aurora Cannabis Inc., bringing together two of Canada's largest cannabis companies, in an all-share transaction valued at approximately $3.2 billion.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in its private placement offerings of US$105 million of 4.67% senior unsecured notes due 2024, US$70 million of 4.87% senior unsecured notes due 2027, $15 million of 4.50% senior unsecured notes due 2024 and $30 million of 4.79% senior unsecured notes due 2027.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in the establishment of its US$1.5-billion commercial paper program.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$30 million in high yield notes and its US$30 million incremental secured term loan.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its US$80-million acquisition of the Santa Gertrudis gold project in Mexico from GoGold Resources Inc. In connection with the acquisition, Agnico Eagle provided GoGold with a US$7.5 million term loan, secured by a second ranking charge on all of GoGold's assets, which will be set off against the purchase price at the closing of the acquisition.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its completed private placement of US$40-million 4.42% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2025; US$100-million 4.64% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2027; US$150-million 4.74% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2029; and US$10-million 4.89% guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2032.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in its U.S. and Canadian private placement of US$230 million in high yield notes, its US$75 million incremental secured term loan, its repurchase and redemption of existing high yield notes and its associated consent solicitation.

Luminus Management, LLC

Acted for Luminus Management, LLC in connection with its $49 million strategic investment in common shares (resulting in a 16.7% aggregate equity interest) and 10% senior secured high yield notes of Delphi Energy Corp. and negotiation of an investor rights agreement with the issuer.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with a transaction with Shandong Gold that included the sale of a 50% interest in the Veladero gold mine for US$960 million; the negotiation of a 50/50 joint venture arrangement in respect of the Veladero gold mine; the negotiation of a strategic cooperation agreement to explore the joint development of the Pascua-Lama deposit located along the Chilean-Argentinean border; and the evaluation of additional investment opportunities on the highly prospective El Indio Gold Belt on the border of Argentina and Chile.

GSO Capital Partners LP

Acted for GSO Capital Partners LP and its affiliates in the negotiation and establishment of two credit facilities, and the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Grafton-Fraser Inc., former owner of Tip Top Tailors and other men's retail chains across Canada, pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private placement of an aggregate of over $100 million of securities consisting of $51 million of two series of unsecured high yield notes and $53 million of a new class of non-voting, convertible, redeemable preferred shares.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $150 million of senior unsecured notes.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in connection with its US$610-million gold and silver streaming agreement with Royal Gold Inc. for production linked to Barrick's 60 percent interest in the Pueblo Viejo mine.

Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement

Acted for Fortress Investment Group, LLC and Holiday Retirement in connection with the sale of 29 Canadian senior living communities to Ventas, Inc.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted for Enerflex Ltd. in connection with the negotiation and establishment of a $675-million credit facility for the acquisition of gas compression assets.

Jaguar Mining Inc.

Acted for the special committee of the board of directors of Jaguar Mining Inc. in connection with the recapitalization of Jaguar and related financing, pursuant to which the US$269 million of outstanding convertible bonds of Jaguar were exchanged for equity and the bondholders subscribed for US$50 million of new common shares of Jaguar, reducing the shareholders' continuing interest to less than 1%.

Xplornet Communications Inc.

Acted for Xplornet Communications Inc. in connection with its private offering of debt and equity securities for aggregate proceeds of $148 million.

Noteholders

Acted for a group of noteholders of the approximately $10-billion Master Asset Vehicle II (MAV II), in approving and implementing amendments to the structure of MAV II to provide for periodic optional redemptions of certain notes of MAV II and concurrent proportional unwinds and liquidations of MAV II's liabilities and assets.

Scotia Capital Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by Scotia Capital Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and TD Securities Inc. in a private placement of $400-million debentures due 2018, $250-million debentures due 2023 and $350 million debentures due 2016 issued by TMX Group Limited.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in establishing its $404 million credit facility.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC World Markets and RBC Dominion Securities

Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CIBC World Markets and RBC Dominion Securities as underwriters in connection with an offering of $500 million of 2.3% Maple Bonds issued by Japan Bank for International Cooperation and guaranteed by Japan.

Square, Inc.

Acted for Square, Inc. in connection with the expansion into Canada of its electronic payment service that allows users to accept credit card payments through their mobile devices.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in connection with its amended and restated revolving credit agreement in an aggregate principal amount of $600 million.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its US$1.2 billion unsecured revolving credit facilities made available by syndicates of domestic and foreign lenders.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the private placement to institutional investors in the United States and Canada of an aggregate of US$600 million guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2017, 2020 and 2022.

Postmedia Network Inc.

Acted for Postmedia Network Inc. in the acquisition of the publishing business of Canwest LP under a sale proceeding conducted pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act. The assets included the largest publisher of English-language newspapers in Canada as well as an extensive portfolio of digital media and online assets. The aggregate enterprise value of the assets was estimated to be $1.1 billion. Also acted throughout the CCAA proceedings for an Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders, comprised of 18 investment funds, which held the majority of Canwest LP's outstanding indebtedness and which provided a $250-million equity commitment to permit the acquisition.

ING Groep N.V.

Acted as Canadian counsel to ING Groep N.V. in the transfer of a portion of the business of the Canadian branch of its subsidiary, ReliaStar Life Insurance Company, to Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its successful cash and share unsolicited takeover bid to acquire Enerflex Systems Income Fund, resulting in a $684-million supported transaction, and also acted for Toromont in establishing an unsecured $450-million term credit facility with a syndicate of banks to finance the acquisition.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC)

Acted for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, a leading global bank headquartered in China, in its acquisition of The Bank of East Asia (Canada), a Canadian chartered bank.

Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd.

Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. as it entered into a $500-million revolving credit facility with The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Toronto Dominion Bank.

Rogers Communications Inc.

Acted for Rogers Communications Inc. in its US$1.75-billion underwritten public offering of debt securities, consisting of US$1.40 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.80% senior notes due 2018 and US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 7.50% senior notes due 2038, made in the United States pursuant to the Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the establishment of its $300-million unsecured revolving credit facility.

Article

The Banking Regulation Review, 7th ed.: Canada Chapter

May 01, 2016 - Containing submissions from authors in 40 countries and territories, The Banking Regulation Review is a comprehensive guide to regulatory banking law around the world. A team of Davies lawyers has contributed the Canada chapter, which provides a thorough overview of the country’s banking...

Article

The Banking Regulation Review, 6th ed.: Canada Chapter

June 08, 2015 - Containing submissions from authors in 48 countries and territories, The Banking Regulation Review is a comprehensive guide to regulatory banking law around the world. A team of Davies lawyers has contributed the Canada chapter, which provides a thorough overview of the country’s...

Article

The Banking Regulation Review: Canada Chapter

May 01, 2014 - This chapter from The Banking Regulation Review, 5th ed., provides a thorough overview of banking regulation in Canada, including the regulatory regime applicable to banks, prudential regulation, conduct of business, funding, control of banks and transfer of banking business, and a review...

Article

Material Adverse Changes: Decoding a Legal Enigma

Jan. 06, 2014 - When negotiating a financing commitment, a prospective borrower is often asked to agree that the lender may refuse to advance funds or may terminate the credit facility if there is a “material adverse change” or if an event occurs that has had or may have a “material adverse effect”. Borrowers tend...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Banking and Finance

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Banking and Finance

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation; Capital Markets: Derivatives

The Legal 500 Canada—Banking and Finance (Recommended)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Asset-based Lending; Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Banking and Financial Institutions; Corporate Commercial Law; Derivative Instruments; Project Finance

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Derivatives Law (Lawyer of the Year 2013, Toronto); Banking and Finance Law; Structured Finance Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Banking

Expert Guides—Banking; Structured Finance and Securitisation

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1993

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Banking & Financial Services Law), 1997
Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1991