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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 4CanadaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well respected for its expertise in mining finance, as well as advising clients on matters across other industry sectors, including construction, real estate, energy and manufacturing, with a growing practice in the cannabis market. The firm frequently assists its strong sponsor client base with the restructuring and amendment of credit facilities, as well as advising on project financings. Offers additional proficiency in distressed debt lending and consumer finance and often acts for foreign lenders on cross-border financing transactions. Renowned for representing a growing number of non-traditional lenders.

Strengths

"The firm has a strong pool of internal resources they can utilise to answer specific queries," said one source.

Another source valued the team for being "extremely accommodating" and "good with tight turnarounds."

Work highlights

Acted for lead lender Vista Credit Partners on the provision of a USD175 million syndicated credit facility to the Meltwater Group.

Notable practitioners

Alison Manzer is a well-established and respected corporate finance lawyer. A highly experienced practitioner, she is proficient in a range of finance-related mandates, including structured finance, as well as fintech and financial services regulation.

Charles Newman is praised by one source as "extremely reliable and very thorough," while another described him as a "strong lawyer and good adviser." He is skilled across a host of financing transactions, including asset-based lending.

Marc Mercier is experienced advising on a range of matters, including secured and unsecured loans. He is also knowledgeable in related areas such as restructuring and derivatives.

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Banking & Finance Department

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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Suite 2100 Scotia Plaza

40 King Street West

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 3C2

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Canada

Banking & Finance


Alison R Manzer
Band 4
Charles Newman
Band 4
Marc Mercier
Band 4