Aaron Palmer
Aaron Palmer
(416) 863-4227
(416) 863-2653
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2002 (ON); 2013 (BC)
Aaron is a partner who practises in the areas of derivatives, financial services, structured finance, securities law, and prime brokerage. Aaron has worked on a broad range of financings and securities transactions, public and private offerings, and securities regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience with the development of innovative investment products and with derivatives-based transactions involving equity, credit, commodity, interest rate, and FX derivatives. His derivatives experience includes a five-month secondment to the law department of a major Canadian bank advising on equity derivatives transactions. He is currently actively engaged in advising market participants on Canadian derivatives regulatory developments related to trade reporting, dealer registration, and mandatory clearing. Aaron also has extensive experience with derivatives clearing, prime brokerage, investment fund regulation, securities lending and repo transactions, securitizations, and traditional banking and capital markets transactions.
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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%.
On February 22, 2018, Infrastructure Ontario, reached financial close with EllisDon Infrastructure NTC General Partnership to design, build, finance and maintain the New Toronto Courthouse Project.