Counsel in Financial Services Group. Focus on financial institutions regulation, debt financings and credit restructurings. Acts for various foreign and domestic financial institutions with respect to a range of financial services regulatory applications and advice. Leading expertise in financial institution regulatory capital offerings and public sector pension plan debt funding, having acted recently as counsel on capital offerings by Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank, National Bank, Canadian Western Bank, Sunlife, Manulife, Intact, Empire Life, Industrial Alliance, OMERS, CPPIB and Ontario Pension Board, among others.
Specific illustrative retainers: acted for syndicate of dealers on a new capital offering structure by Royal Bank of $1.75 Billion Limited Recourse Capital Notes; for OMERS and OMERS Finance Trust on more than $6 Billion of debt financings in the global and domestic capital and bank markets; for lenders on $2 Billion emergency liquidity facility to Home Capital; for Bruce Power on its multibillion dollar debt program in the bond and bank markets; for Big 5 Canadian banks in the $32 billion ABCP restructuring. Acting for eight years for industry group consisting of major Canadian and foreign banks as well as institutional investors on Canadian derivatives regulatory reform.
Ontario Bar, 1983