Scott’s practice is focused on Canadian and cross-border acquisition finance and structured finance derivatives, secured lending, merchant banking, and project finance, as well as corporate and asset-based lending—principally as these areas relate to transactions. He is relied upon for his expertise and skill in developing and structuring integrated financing, debt, and treasury platforms; his ability to deconstruct, analyze, and negotiate the terms of complex financing transactions and derivative investments; and his expertise in dealing with the regulations of Canadian financial institutions. Scott is frequently consulted for guidance on the financial regulatory aspects of acquisitions, investments, and lending and on providing financial services in Canada. He is a former director of two Canadian Schedule II banks. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; IFLR1000; The Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; Expert Guides.
On October 27, 2017, Toromont Industries Ltd. (Toromont) completed the largest acquisition in its history — a $1.07-billion purchase of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies (Hewitt) in exchange for cash and shares of Toromont. This was a transformative transaction for Toromont, significantly expanding its Caterpillar dealership network and market opportunities.
On June 30, 2017, Barrick Gold Corp. (Barrick) completed the sale of a 50-per-cent interest in the Veladero mine in San Juan province, Argentina, to Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (SDG) for US$960 million. Following the sale, each of Barrick and SDG holds an indirect 50-per-cent interest in Minera Argentina Gold S.R.L., the joint venture company that owns the Veladero mine.