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Good debt management can lead to growth by enabling businesses to obtain needed funding, while reducing borrowing costs and containing financial risk. However, businesses need to develop debt management strategies based on their goals, risks, ability to sustain debt, marketplace stability and competition. They also need favourable debt terms to optimize their chances of success.

Ranked No. 1 in banking and finance and acknowledged as having Canada’s pre-eminent Financial Services practice, Blakes offers unmatched domestic and international experience advising on structuring and executing some of the largest and most complicated debt transactions worldwide. As industry leaders, we have developed several innovative financing and security structures used in Canada and have assisted clients around the world in devising and implementing creative solutions to their funding needs.

Blakes Financial Services lawyers offer practical debt financing advice as well as cutting-edge solutions to borrowers and lenders, including a wide variety of businesses and all types of financial institutions. Relying on our expertise in the full spectrum of financial loan structures, including equity-linked and debt-linked products, and high-yield offerings, clients regularly come to Blakes for advice on designing, employing and leveraging debt finance opportunities.

We guide lenders and investors in evaluating the risks involved in debt finance and assist with negotiating and documenting domestic and international debt-based financing of businesses, assets and projects. Representing borrowers and lenders in both public and private markets, Blakes Financial Services lawyers advise on conventional secured and unsecured financing transactions, as well as sophisticated project financing, structured financing arrangements, securitizations, subordinated debt financings and related intercreditor arrangements, and other debt-based finance vehicles. We also serve in an ongoing capacity as counsel for companies regularly engaged in lending or borrowing transactions.

Our lawyers work effectively in Canadian and international lending markets, always addressing our clients’ industry- and business-specific issues, anticipating problems and offering integrated banking and debt finance solutions wherever our clients do business. With a highly skilled Insolvency & Restructuring group, we are also well positioned to anticipate and react to distressed market conditions.

 

 PEOPLE

 
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Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3337
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services Regulatory, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Consumer/Retail Financial Services, Insurance, Reinsurance, Payment Cards & Technologies, Residential Mortgage Business, Debt Finance & Lending
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4093
Areas of Expertise: Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Real Estate Financing, Banking, Asset-Based Finance
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-4247
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Real Estate Financing, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Equipment Financing, Project Finance
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4292
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Banking
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3866
Areas of Expertise: Equipment Financing, Asset-Based Finance, Project Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Debt Finance & Lending
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2969
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Financial Services, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3168
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Lobbying, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4138
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Asset-Based Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-5243
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Project Finance
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2159
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Mining, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Cannabis
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5086
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Private Equity, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Africa, Europe, Real Estate Financing
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2750
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Islamic Finance, Aviation/Aerospace, Structured Finance & Derivatives
Counsel | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4087
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Mining, Corporate & Commercial, Forestry, Commercial Real Estate, Plan Nord, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Mining Lending, Mining Streaming & Royalties, Debt Finance & Lending
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5253
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Banking
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2929
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Corporate & Commercial, Infrastructure, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5022
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Project Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Banking
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5090
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Debt Finance & Lending, Acquisitions, Dispositions & Joint Ventures, Real Estate Financing, Private Equity, Banking, Pension Funds Investment, Investment Funds, Investment Vehicles
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2987
Areas of Expertise: Debt Finance & Lending, Asset-Based Finance, Banking, Financial Services, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Financial Services Regulatory
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9781
Areas of Expertise: Corporate & Commercial, Financial Services, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Banking, Oil & Gas, Corporate & Commercial, Energy
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2443
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services Regulatory, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Lobbying, Government & Public Sector
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4034
Areas of Expertise: Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Project Finance, Infrastructure, Renewables (Wind, Solar, Hydro & CleanTech), Africa, Europe, Middle East
Law Clerk | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4065
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Commercial Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3089
Areas of Expertise: Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance, Financial Services Regulatory, Lobbying, Banking, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Residential Mortgage Business, Government & Public Sector, Cannabis, Defence
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4189
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Aviation/Aerospace, Project Finance, Banking
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2278
Areas of Expertise: Financial Services, Corporate & Commercial, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness, Banking, Asset-Based Finance, Debt Finance & Lending, Equipment Financing, Project Finance
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