David A. Zacks, Q.C.
Senior Counsel | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3361

David is a senior member of our Financial Services group. He advises on matters relating to corporate law, secured transactions, corporate reorganizations and insolvency matters. David represents borrowers and lenders locally, nationally and internationally, in real estate and project financings, public-private partnerships, syndicated loan transactions, note issuance facilities, gold loans, aircraft and other equipment financings and stand-by facilities. In addition, he has advised financial institutions on corporate and general policy matters and on setting up business in Canada.


  • Represented Toba Montrose General Partnership in its C$600-million financing of the 196-megawatt Toba Montrose hydro project
  • Represented Dokie General Partnership in connection with the acquisition of the 144-megawatt Dokie Ridge Wind Project and a C$175-million construction syndicated loan facility and a C$16-million letter of credit facility for the construction/operation of the project
  • Represented seller in 200,000-ounce forward gold purchase agreements
  • Represented borrower in C$500-million debt restructuring
  • Represented lending syndicate in C$350-million acquisition in forest sector
  • Represented an investor in the C$2-billion Richmond/Airport/Vancouver rapid transit line
  • Represented borrower in US$100-million financing of mine in Nevada
  • Represented lending syndicate in C$100-million credit facility to forest operator
  • Represented borrower in US$100-million financing of a gold mine in Chile

David is regularly recognized in a number of rankings and publications for his expertise, including:

  • Best Lawyers' 2016 Lawyer of the Year (Banking and Finance Law - Vancouver)
  • Lexpert magazine, Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, 2015/2016
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law 2014 (Project Finance)
  • The 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Banking & Financial Institutions and Project Finance)
  • The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 (Banking and Finance Law and Project Finance Law)
  • The 2015 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2015
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 (Banking)
  • Who's Who Legal 2014 (Banking)
  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Infrastructure, September 2012
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2012 Edition (Project Finance)

David was appointed Queen's Counsel (British Columbia) in 2002.