Candace M. Pallone
Candace M. Pallone
(416) 601-8168
(416) 868-0673
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
Counsel to the firm's Toronto office. Extensive experience in all aspects of OTC derivative transactions, including the regulation and collateralization of such transactions, for all asset classes including credit, fixed income, interest rate, commodity, foreign exchange, and equity. She also has experience relating to the central clearing of OTC derivatives and repo transactions. Recent transactions include working extensively on behalf of the Canadian Market Infrastructure Committee in connection with the regulation of OTC derivatives in Canada, acting for Canadian banks in connection with covered-bond transactions, providing netting and insolvency opinions relating to OTC derivatives and repurchase transactions, and structuring mortgage repurchase and warehouse facilities. A frequent speaker at conferences on derivatives on behalf of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development. Previously senior counsel with Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets Transactions Services Group providing legal support in all aspects of derivative matters for nine years. Retired Chartered Accountant designation (1988). Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994.
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Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO company, completed the sale of its entire Canadian fossil fuel-based electricity generation portfolio for, in aggregate, approximately $835 million.
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On July 25, 2016, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) completed its first offering of negative yield Euro denominated covered bonds.
Pursuant to a €5 Billion Global Covered Bond Programme, on October 22, 2014, La Caisse centrale Desjardins du Québec (CCDQ) completed an offering of an aggregate amount of €1,000,000,000 0.375 per cent covered bonds due October 22, 2019 (the Covered Bonds).
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On June 24, 2009, Canadian Road Leasing Company (CRLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL), completed a lease securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of US$1.3 billion.
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