Ian J. Binnie
Ian J. Binnie
(416) 863-3250
(416) 863-2653
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Ian is a partner in the Financial Services and Project Finance Groups. His practice encompasses a broad range of business law matters, with a focus on financing transactions and financial regulatory matters. Ian has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial finance, both domestically and internationally, including public and private debt issuances, project finance, bilateral and syndicated lending, asset-based lending, private equity, second lien and other forms of subordinated lending, securitization, and derivative transactions. Ian has particular expertise in negotiating and integrating commercial law and finance documentation. He also has a long-standing interest in personal property security matters and participates in a number of ongoing law reform initiatives.
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