199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON); 2013 (BC)
Aaron is a recognized leading practitioner in the areas of derivatives, securities and investment fund transactional and regulatory matters, cryptocurrencies, structured finance and investment dealer regulation. Aaron leads large-scale contract management projects and has extensive experience with prime brokerage, repo and securities lending transactions, securitizations, and capital markets transactions as well as with exchange and clearinghouse operational and legal matters. He frequently assists with the development of innovative investment products and derivatives-based products such as structuring and launching the ground-breaking initial public offering of Canadian Depositary Receipts which provide hedged fractional investments in large-cap foreign stocks. Drawing on two decades of transactional and regulatory experience involving all aspects of capital markets activities and personal property, tax and insolvency law matters, he frequently leads multifaceted teams working on complex financings and arrangements.
On September 28, 2018, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, reached financial close with Bridging North America General Partnership (a partnership indirectly held by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.) for the design, construction, financing, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, a new publicly-owned international bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Michigan.
On June 14, 2018, Nouvelle Autoroute 30, s.e.n.c.(NA30) successfully closed the $1.2 billion bond refinancing for Montreal highway Autoroute 30 (A-30) concession project (the A-30 Project). The bonds included approximately $828 million in long-term bonds, due 2042, priced at roughly 4.11% and approximately $390 million in medium-term bonds, due 2033, carrying a coupon of approximately 3.75%.