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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Project Finance Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Markham, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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    Calgary, Alberta
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Mergers & Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Commercial Leasing Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law
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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Equipment Finance Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Mergers & Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Banking and Finance Law Commercial Leasing Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Entertainment Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
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    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law Equipment Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
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    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Derivatives Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Derivatives Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Structured Finance Law Securities Law Banking and Finance Law Derivatives Law
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  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law Securities Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Mergers & Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Mining Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Real Estate Law Project Finance Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick
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    Corporate Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Project Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Securities Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law Equipment Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives Law Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Public Procurement Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Aboriginal Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Commercial Leasing Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
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    Entertainment Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
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    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Natural Resources Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
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  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
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    Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Banking and Finance Law
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    Toronto, Ontario
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Practice Area Definition

Banking and Finance Law Definition

The legal environment surrounding the provision of financial services is complex as advice can be provided to individuals or organizations that are borrowing, lending, or underwriting financial transactions. Lending is a large and important aspect of the banking and financial services practice area and may encompass offering small value loans to individuals to purchase their first home all the way up to multi-national financing or restructuring transactions.

What is required of lending agreements in such transactions will depend to a great extent on the use of the funds being advanced – whether to purchase assets, to be used for working capital, assist with corporate re-financing or re-organization, or for acquisitions. Agreements might be secured or unsecured, completed via a public or private debt instrument, or even carry a derivative component. A lender can be a private lender or an institutional government-regulated lender. Banks, insurance companies, trust companies, and pension fund managers are all examples of institutional lenders and may act alone or may act in syndicated transactions.

Lawyers in this area will need legal, business, and industry knowledge and expertise, along with strong negotiation skills. Transactions must be executed quickly, while still properly structured to minimize the risk of loss. Often, a lawyer must be able to work in tandem with counsel from other jurisdictions to properly manage cross-border transactions and a multitude of regulatory issues. Familiarity with the Bank Act as well as provincial legislation governing financial matters coupled with federal and provincial security registration and reporting requirements are essential skills.

The legal environment surrounding the provision of financial services is complex as advice can be provided to individuals or organizations that are borrowing, lending, or underwriting financial transactions. Lending is a large and important aspect of the banking and financial services practice area and may encompass offering small value loans to individuals to purchase their first home all the way up to multi-national financing or restructuring transactions.

What is required of lending agreements in such transactions will depend to a great extent on the use of the funds being advanced – whether to purchase assets, to be used for working capital, assist with corporate re-financing or re-organization, or for acquisitions. Agreements might be secured or unsecured, completed via a public or private debt instrument, or even carry a derivative component. A lender can be a private lender or an institutional government-regulated lender. Banks, insurance companies, trust companies, and pension fund managers are all examples of institutional lenders and may act alone or may act in syndicated transactions.

Lawyers in this area will need legal, business, and industry knowledge and expertise, along with strong negotiation skills. Transactions must be executed quickly, while still properly structured to minimize the risk of loss. Often, a lawyer must be able to work in tandem with counsel from other jurisdictions to properly manage cross-border transactions and a multitude of regulatory issues. Familiarity with the Bank Act as well as provincial legislation governing financial matters coupled with federal and provincial security registration and reporting requirements are essential skills.