CanWest Media Refinances Debt

CanWest Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp., refinanced $940 million of existing senior bank debt with a syndicate of lenders, led by The Bank of Nova Scotia as administrative agent. The deal closed on August 29, 2003.

CanWest was represented in Canada by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, with a team that Richard Pratt and Deborah Salter (banking) and Jack Silverson and Kimberley Wharram (tax); and in the U.S. by Kaye Scholer LLP, with a team that included Joel Greenberg, Edmond Gabbay and Jennifer Kurtis (corporate and finance) in New York. The Bank of Nova Scotia was represented by Ogilvy Renault, with a team that included Jim Riley and Craig Johnston (banking) and Adrienne Oliver (tax).


Allan J. Goodman Adam S. Armstrong Bradley P. Cost Jeffrey D. Scheine William H. Whitledge Ann Marie McGovern Darien G. Leung Gary J. Gartner Jon Northup Samantha Traub Mitchell J. Sherman Justin Beber Brett M. Goldberg Corrado Cardarelli


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