333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
Partner with 25+ years closing 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; Wells Fargo in various ABL credit facilities; Highland Therapeutics with an ABL credit facility from MidCap; major shareholder of Entourage Health Corp. in a subordinated debt financing; the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario with a $500M financing of Pace Credit Union; PNC Bank, National Association with its US$125M exit financing of Covia Holdings; Mandalay Resources in the restatement of its credit facilities; Hub International in its US$5.06 billion cross-border refinancing. Recognized as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory,and the Lexpert Special Edition: Global Mining. 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.