333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
Partner in the Banking & Finance Group. Over 20 years' experience in banking, asset-based lending, project finance, high-yield debt, and restructuring deals. Represents lenders, borrowers, and sponsors on domestic, cross-border, and international finance transactions. Recent mandates include: Fiera Private Debt in various infrastructure financings; major shareholder of WeedMD in a subordinated debt financing; Rambler Metals & Mining in a debt refinancing; Wells Fargo Bank in Covia’s Chapter 11 ABL exit financing and in Field Aviation’s ABL refinancing; Hudson Resources and Mandalay Resources in the restatement of their credit facilities; SkyPower in five concurrent refinancings totalling US$230 million by Nomura Securities of seven RESOP projects; Hub International in its US$5.06 billion cross-border refinancing. Recognized as a leading lawyer in bank lending, project finance, asset-based lending, and global mining by IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, and Lexpert® and has the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. Has written and spoken on debt finance in a variety of forums, including co-authoring and editing the Canada chapter of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review and The Lending and Secured Financing Review.
On July 14, 2017, Lithium Americas Corp. (Lithium Americas) completed a $355,000,000 financing transaction with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. (GFL) and Bangchak Corporation Public Company Ltd. (BCP) to finance the development of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina.