Richard’s practice focuses on banking, structured finance and public and private securitization. Richard is an expert in cross-border financing transactions. He represents both borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured transactions and his range of experience includes numerous domestic commercial lending transactions, domestic and cross-border syndicated loan transactions and domestic and cross-border public and private asset securitizations. Richard has spoken extensively in the areas of corporate lending, personal property security law and securitization.
- January, 2014, acted as lead counsel to Mitel Networks Corporation and its subsidiaries in connection with its cross-border secured credit facilities in an aggregate amount of U.S.$405,000,000 the proceeds of which were used in part towards the acquisition of Aastra Telecommunications.
- January, 2014, Canadian counsel to American Tire Ltd. in connection with financing its acquisition of Hercules Tire.
- January, 2013, acted as lead Canadian counsel to eOne in connection with financing its acquisition of Alliance Atlantis.
- January, 2013, lead Canadian Counsel to Axiall Corporation in connection with its $500,000,000 ABL Credit Facility.
- Counsel to Bank of Montreal in connection with an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement for a Canadian Borrower which closed in December, 2012.
- Winnipeg Jets (acted for shareholder) in connection with financing for the new NHL franchise in 2011.
- Avis Budget Car Rental Group on all Canadian financing transactions including their Canadian rental fleet securitization program and their 2012 $150,000,000 Note Issuance.
- Canadian counsel to Bank of America in its cross-border financing of Votorantim Cement North America Inc. and St. Mary’s Cement.
- Acted for certain Canadian mining companies in connection with their multi-jurisdictional credit facilities.
- Acting for the following banks/financial institutions/lenders: Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Guggenheim Corporate Funding,Royal Bank of Canada, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo.