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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Markham, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Equipment Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Leasing Law Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Leasing Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Surrey, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Procurement Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Real Estate Law Commercial Leasing Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Waterloo Region, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Employee Benefits Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Derivatives Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Real Estate Law Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Corporate Law Asset-Based Lending Practice Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Waterloo Region, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Public Procurement Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law Equipment Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Structured Finance Law Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset-Based Lending Practice Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Derivatives Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Leasing Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Equipment Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Asset-Based Lending Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Structured Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Project Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Markham, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Corporate Governance Practice Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law

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Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Our methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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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.