Banks today are facing the most difficult credit
and monetary environment that has been seen for decades. As a result, banks are
racing to come up with innovative approaches to traditional lending practices
and borrowers are striving to understand and benefit from these changes. This
challenging environment calls for a multi-disciplinary approach from lawyers
with experience and reach who can work together to find a viable path for both
lenders and borrowers.
The multi-faceted nature of banking law today
calls for lawyers with the resources to handle just about any commercial
financial transaction. Acting as counsel to domestic and foreign chartered
banks, trust companies, merchant banks, provincial treasuries, commercial
credit grantors, income fund companies, foreign lending institutions and major
corporate borrowers, Bennett Jones offers clients a broad spectrum of legal
and advisory services geared toward the changing needs and demands of the
financial services industry.
We routinely advise on the structuring and
documentation of domestic and cross-border loan facilities. Our broad
experience and expertise in this area ranges from large, syndicated cash-flow
senior debt financings arranged by both domestic and foreign banks to
mid-market asset based and senior and mezzanine commercial loan transactions.
In recent years, our lawyers have been primary counsel, acting for lenders,
sponsors and borrowers, on a number of the largest highly leveraged
acquisitions in the Canadian market. We also have broad experience in project
finance, public and private debt issues and restructurings.
complementary M&A, private equity, capital markets, tax and real estate
expertise allow us to deliver to our clients the full spectrum of skills and
experience necessary to ensure they are provided with thorough, knowledgeable
and timely counsel for all aspects of their lending and other debt financing
- Counsel to BMO Capital Markets, as sole underwriter, in connection with the bought deal public offering of 33,915,000 common shares of Mandalay Resources Corporation for aggregate gross proceeds of $39,002,250. Read more
- Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and Clarus Securities Inc. in connection with a $28.75 million bought deal prospectus offering of Continental Gold Inc., completed in May 2016.
- Founders Advantage Capital, in connection with its $74 million acquisition of a 60% Interest in the Dominion Lending Centre group of companies Read more
2017, Chambers Canada
Bennett Jones, ranked, Banking & Finance
"They've been timely in their responses and realistic. The quality of the work overall has been excellent."
2017, Chambers Global
Bennett Jones, ranked, Banking& Finance
2016, IFLR 1000 Finance and Corporate
Bennett Jones, ranked, Banking Mergers and Acquisitions
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