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What the team is known for

Fasken remains a strong choice for mining finance and wider project finance mandates, offering notable expertise in relation to PPP and infrastructure financing. It also has a strong bank lending practice and in-depth expertise in acquisition and corporate finance. Clients benefit from the firm's offices across Canada and internationally to advise on cross-border transactions. The team is well regarded for its representation of financial institutions in the establishment of revolving credit facilities and share purchase agreements, and acts for a number of the country's most high-profile banks. The group further demonstrates an impressive track record in matters relating to payment systems, credit and debit card programmes and outsourcing arrangements. It is equally well placed to handle regulatory work relating to large-scale M&A transactions, market entry and bank formation issues.

Strengths

Interviewees observe: "The availability of partners and staff and responsiveness, under what are most of the time very tight deadlines, is a key strength of the firm."

Sources emphasise "the depth of the team."

Work highlights

A Fasken team led by David Ferris and John Torrey acted for a syndicate of lenders including Scotiabank on the USD500 million increase to the existing credit facilities pertaining to the acquisition of Lionbridge AI by Telus.

Notable practitioners

An acknowledged leader in the finance and financial services world, John Torrey is particularly well regarded for his finance work in the mining sector. He provides counsel to a range of institutional lenders on financing transactions from Toronto.
"John’s guidance and advice was excellent." "John is always well versed on our files, and able to provide sage guidance and oversight when needed."

Toronto-based financial institutions lawyer Koker Christensen has a strong profile in the Canadian financial services sector. He has extensive experience across a range of mandates, including M&A, regulatory compliance and internal reorganisations, as well as issues relating to fintech. 
"He brings legal acumen and industry knowledge, and is highly approachable and practical."

Marc Novello is an experienced lawyer who advises on a range of mandates, from acquisition finance to significant revolving credit facilities and sustainability-linked loan proposals. He works out of the firm's Montréal office and is well versed in representing lending syndicates.

Thomas Meagher is a respected banking and finance lawyer who is particularly distinguished for his experience of financing transactions occurring in the mining and natural resources sectors.
"He is very thorough in his analysis and guidance – he is adept at handling complex legal matters spanning across a number of geographies."

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Overview

In today's global economy, Fasken's Banking & Finance Practice Group has been quick to respond to the constantly changing financing environment. Our lawyers are renowned for their extensive banking, lending and financing expertise.

We provide advice to and represent a broadly based and diversified number of providers and consumers of credit around the world. By acting for both lenders and borrowers in transactions ranging from simple credit agreements to complex multifacility, multicurrency financings with multiple syndicates, clients benefit from our in-depth know-how and practical results-oriented perspective.

On the creditor side, clients include banks, leasing companies, finance companies, merchant banks, investment funds and other financial institutions. On the debtor side, we regularly act for corporate, trust and institutional borrowers in connection with their financing requirements.

Banking & Finance

Fasken

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Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street

Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 2T6

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Canada

Banking & Finance


John W Torrey
Band 1
Marc Novello
Band 4
Thomas Meagher
Band 4

Banking & Finance: Financial Services


Koker Christensen
Band 3