Suzana Lobo is a standout business lawyer and one of the most trusted advisors in Canada's banking and financial services industries. She serves domestic and international clients on sophisticated and high-profile transactions in all areas of banking and finance.
Suzana deals in long term relationships with clients. She brings an unwavering focus on relationships to every file and is highly respected as an astute connector and team-builder.
She has over 20 years of experience acting for financial institutions, including lenders such as banks and trust companies, as well as for borrowers in complex secured and unsecured lending transactions. This includes international and cross-border financings, syndicated loan transactions, acquisition finance transactions, construction and real estate financings, equipment financings, project financings and debt restructuring transactions. Suzana has a very sophisticated bank regulatory practice where she regularly secures complex approvals from various regulatory authorities, including OSFI and the Minister of Finance. Recently, she helped lead the Bennett Jones team that advised on one of the fastest approvals for a bank merger in Canadian history.
In payments, Suzana represents many world class payment entities including numerous Canadian and global fintechs.
Suzana acts for many of Bennett Jones' biggest banking and financial services clients in Canada and globally. She is sought after for her outstanding strategic advice and innovative thinking in the rapidly changing financial services industry.
She is widely recognized by legal directories as one of Canada's top lawyers in banking and finance law.
Suzana is a member of the National Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.