40 King St W, Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1979 (ON)
Alison Manzer practises commercial and corporate finance with a broad focus. Her authored books include Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Banking and Finance 2012 (LexisNexis); A Practical Guide to Canadian Partnership Law (CLB); Canada–US Commercial LawGuide and Law in International Finance (Thomson Carswell); Asset Based Lending in Canada and Real Estate Finance in Canada (LexisNexis); The Corporate Counsel Guide to Banking and Credit, 2015 and Project Finance in Canada, 2016 (Thomson Reuters). She is a frequent lecturer on legal topics and has authored over 300 articles. She is active with the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (Regent), the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (Past President), the American Bar Association (Chair, Programs Committees), and the American Bar Foundation. Alison has held directorships in several financial services entities. She holds an MBA (U of T), LLM (York U) (banking and financial services), and MSc (Bus Research, Reading), and is currently completing her DBA (Reading U). Alison completed the Canadian Securities Institute securities courses including the advanced program in Investment Finance. She is recognized as a leading lawyer by such organizations as Chambers and Best Lawyers. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979.
On September 28, 2018, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“CCCBL”), a joint venture established between prominent businessman and philanthropist, Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, completed its previously announced acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company (“CCRC”) from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).
Parkland Fuel Corporation, one of North America’s fastest growing distributors and marketers of fuel and lubricants, completed its acquisition of the assets of fellow retail fuel marketer, Pioneer Energy LP on June 25, 2015.
Emera Incorporated, through its subsidiary NSP Maritime Link Incorporated, completed a $1.3 billion bond financing in support of the $1.56 billion Maritime Link Project. The Maritime Link Project involves the development, construction and commissioning of both, a new 500MW HVdc transmission line, as well as a 230kV HVac line and associated infrastructure, between the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Province of Nova Scotia.