John is one of the most respected and accomplished leaders in banking and financial regulatory law in Canada. Suzana advises clients on complex and innovative transactions in all areas of banking and finance. She also advises financial institutions on regulatory matters. They both serve as trusted advisors to Canadian clients in their domestic and international operations and global clients doing business in Canada.
"John and Suzana will provide outstanding strategic advice to clients in the rapidly changing financial services industry," says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bennett Jones. "They have exceptional experience in regulatory law and complex transactions and bring a strong focus on relationships with clients. We are very pleased to welcome John and Suzana to the firm."
John's practice focuses on regulatory law that governs financial institutions, corporate, commercial and consumer finance, banking, M&A, money transmission, information processing and payment processing. He has been consistently ranked by Canadian and global legal directories as one of the best lawyers in the world in banking and regulatory law. Clients regularly benefit from the close relationships John has built with Canadian financial regulators during his distinguished career.
Suzana's experience includes acting for banks, borrowers and financial institutions in complex secured and unsecured lending transactions—including international and cross-border financings, syndicated loan transactions, acquisition finance transactions, construction and real estate financings, equipment financings, project financings and debt restructuring transactions. She regularly advises Canadian and international clients on sophisticated and high-profile transactions.