Simon Grant has a corporate commercial law practice, with an emphasis on financing transactions and financial regulation and compliance.
A founding member of the firm's fintech initiative, Simon has a keen interest in financial innovation. He regularly advises clients on financial regulation and compliance, including in connection with Canada's G20 commitments to regulate derivatives.
In his transactional practice, Simon routinely acts for credit providers, borrowers and sponsors on loan facilities, acquisition financings, project financing and capital markets transactions.
Simon first joined Bennett Jones as an associate after summering and articling with the firm. He later re-joined the firm after practising with an international law firm in New York City.
- Coronal Group regarding the project financing of an Ontario-based utility-scale solar energy electricity generating project.
- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited $200-million acquisition of two bundles of Casinos from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) and $920-million refinancing of existing debt and acquisition financing.
- Leyou Technologies acquisition of 97 percent of Digital Extremes for an aggregate purchase of US$134.6 million and on a second closing, Leyou Technologies of Hong Kong.