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Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Dirk Rueter is a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice focuses on structured finance, including asset-backed financings, CLOs, covered bond issuances, and derivative transactions. Mr. Rueter’s securitization practice covers a broad range of asset classes, including auto and equipment loans and leases, residential and commercial mortgages, floorplan and trade receivables, and esoteric assets. He has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border public and private securitization transactions. Mr. Rueter has participated in and spoken at a number of industry conferences in Canada and the United States in the areas of securitization and structured finance generally. He is recognized as a leading securitization lawyer by The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and Chambers Canada. Mr. Rueter is also recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in the field of structured finance. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1992.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation (“MBFSC”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, established a platform to securitize from time to time its Canadian motor vehicle conditional sale contracts and installment sale contracts (“Receivables”) by forming Silver Arrow Canada LP, a limited partnership (the “Issuer”), and its sole general partner, Silver Arrow Canada GP Inc.
On June 29, 2009, Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL) completed a retail loan securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of $0.6 billion. In order to carry out the transaction, Ford Auto Securitization Trust, a newly established master trust sponsored by FCCL, purchased a pool of retail conditional sale contracts from FCCL.
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.
On April 15, 2009, Canadian Road Leasing Company (CRLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL), completed a lease securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of $600 million.