Rick Van Beselaere is a Partner in the Regina office of Miller Thomson. With more than 30 years experience and specializes in banking and finance, insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, corporate/commercial, business law and environmental law. Rick is one of Saskatchewan’s most experienced counsel in the area of restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Rick has also acted on many of the largest commercial transactions in Saskatchewan. Rick most often acts for the lenders in these transactions but also acts for the borrowers.
Rick has extensive experience in areas of environmental law, including contracts relating to environmental offset credit generation, aggregating and trading and regulatory compliance. Rick has been consulting with the Ministry of Environment (Sask) on the formulation of its climate change legislation.
Rick has advised financial institutions on regulatory compliance with respect to marketing programs, product development and roll out. He has advised them on consumer regulatory authorities' compliance matters. Rick has also advised several credit unions on establishing a credit union service organization that undertakes services for multiple credit unions in Saskatchewan.
Rick has acted as Saskatchewan counsel on several P3 projects, involving DBFMO, DBFM and DBF models, as well as design build transactions. This has included acting in respect of the financing aspects of the projects and has involved differing project delivery methods.
Rick has also lead Miller Thomson's team of lawyers providing a full range of legal services to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.