Dirk Rueter is a partner in the firm’s Toronto office and co-head of its Structured Finance and Securitization Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on structured finance, including asset-backed financings, CLOs, covered bond issuances and derivative transactions. Mr. Rueter’s securitization practice covers a broad range of asset classes, including auto and equipment loans and leases, residential and commercial mortgages, floorplan and trade receivables and esoteric assets. He has extensive experience in both domestic and cross border public and private securitization transactions. Mr. Rueter has participated in and spoken at a number of industry conferences in Canada and the United States in the areas of securitization and structured finance generally. He is recognized as a leading securitization lawyer by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and Chambers Canada. Mr. Rueter is also recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in the field of structured finance. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1992.