Cassels Brock & Blackwell is a prominent Canadian law firm with a well-respected banking and finance practice. The firm has notable 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 group frequently assists its strong sponsor client base with the restructuring and amendment of credit facilities, as well as advising on project financings. It offers additional proficiency in distressed debt lending and consumer finance and often acts for foreign lenders on cross-border financing transactions. The department attracts further recognition for its non-traditional lender representation.
"I believe that their client service and commerciality are top notch," said one client.
Sources highlight the firm's "depth of team" and "fast response to requests."
A Cassels team led by David Budd represented SilverCrest Metals in relation to its subsidiary, NorCrest Metals, entering into a credit agreement with an affiliate of RK Mine Finance for a USD120 million secured project financing facility for the construction of the Las Chispas project in Mexico.
Alison Manzer is a well-established and respected corporate finance lawyer in Toronto. She is proficient in a range of finance-related mandates, including structured finance, as well as fintech and financial services regulation.
"She is a pleasure to work with. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but most importantly, she is practical." "Alison Manzer is recognised as an expert in commercial equipment finance laws."
Toronto-based 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.
Charles Newman is skilled across a host of financing transactions, including asset-based lending. He is well versed in cross-border matters involving the US and is located in the firm's Toronto office.