Guy David - Gowling WLG

Guy David

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 613-786-0247

Guy David is a partner in the firm's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of corporate finance and securities, project finance, banking and international law. His practice covers both transaction-oriented assignments and advising on financial regulatory matters.

Guy has considerable experience in public and exempt debt capital market transactions, infrastructure, PPP and privatization-related financings. Guy has acquired extensive industry experience in aviation (aircraft and airport finance), renewable energy financing (hydro, wind and solar) and financial services. He is a co-leader of the Gowlings team advising the Canadian Securities Transition Office on the new federal-provincial-territorial initiative currently underway to develop a single cooperative securities regulatory system for Canada.

Guy has been named “2015 Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Law (Ottawa) by The Best Lawyers in Canada, and was “2014 Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance. He has been repeatedly recognized for his expertise in banking and finance, securities law and infrastructure by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Guy is the co-author of the 2015 Annotated Bank Act, published by Carswell.

Guy is fully bilingual in French and English.

Additional Information


Over the years, Guy has participated in many international transactions in various jurisdictions as counsel to Canadian and foreign banks, Export Development Canada, and commercial enterprises.

Additionally, he has particular expertise in capital markets transactions, including:

  • Significant involvement in the development of the Canadian revenue bond structure used for financing the privatization of the Canadian air traffic control system and several major Canadian airports;
  • Acted as issuer or underwriter’s counsel in over 30 bond financing transactions in the debt capital markets over the past 10 years;
  • Drafted securitization legislation for Romania, under contract with International Finance Corporation;
  • Participated in a number of Canada – U.S. cross-border securitizations and asset backed financing structures; and
  • Advised in the establishment of the Government of Canada's $12 billion Canadian Secured Credit Facility for the purchase of auto receivable-backed securities and also advised on two securitizations under that facility.
University of OttawaLL.B 1976
Barreau du QuébecLaw Society of Upper CanadaCanadian Bar Association

Office Location

160 Elgin Street, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Law of the Ottawa Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Ottawa Metro Area
Guy David has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Guy David has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Securities Law

Other Information

Gender: Male