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Commentators speak highly of the group’s ‘very strong dedication to client service,’ adding: ‘We have a complex business and Blakes understands it well. This in-depth understanding, as well as its responsiveness, sets the firm apart.

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 ranks Blakes Band 1 in Banking & Finance

Increased competition, regulatory reform and the economic downturn have challenged the financial services industry worldwide. In the current environment, it is more important than ever for financial services companies to have experienced counsel with the industry knowledge, regulatory expertise and legal acumen required to deal with their increasingly complex issues.

Many of the largest and most highly regarded financial institutions and financial services providers in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, as well as other non-Canadian financial service providers, regularly retain Blakes as counsel.

Our clients rely on us to assist them with:

  • A wide variety of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including syndications, project finance, asset-based lending, trade finance, high-yield offerings, debt and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing, warehouse facilities credit arrangements, private placements, securitizations and structured financing, subordinated debt arrangements, as well as aircraft and other equipment finance and capital markets debt offerings

  • The establishment or acquisition of financial services entities

  • The development of business and consumer loan and leasing programs

  • Compliance with the federal and provincial regulatory requirements that apply to financial services entities, their products and their distribution networks

  • The purchase and sale of lease, loan and credit card portfolios and deposit businesses

  • First Nations finance and banking

  • Franchise finance

  • Time-share financings

  • Consumer and commercial loan and lease programs

  • Letters of credit

  • Securities lending

  • Financial products and services distribution arrangements

  • Outsourcing by financial institutions

We also offer our clients seamless access to the expertise of our tax, securities, insolvency, regulatory and other specialty groups as needed.

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