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Simon Finch

Simon A. Finch Simon A. Finch
Simon A. Finch Partner | Toronto
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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • A number of European banks on multiple project financings in Canada

  • HSBC Bank Canada in connection with senior secured facilities in favour of Colas Canada Inc. to finance its acquisition of The Miller McAsphalt Corporation

  • Sound Point Capital Management L.P. with respect to a credit facility in favour of Acasta Enterprises Inc.

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of Stantec Inc. to finance its acquisition of MWH Global, Inc.

  • Standard Chartered Bank in connection with senior secured facilities in favour of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of Tahoe Resources Inc.

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of Silver Standard Resources Inc.

  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Canada) in connection with a number of letter of credit facilities in favour of Canadian mining companies

  • A pair of Canadian national banks in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of a private equity sponsor to finance its acquisition of Niobec Inc.

  • HSBC Bank Canada in connection with senior secured credit facilities in favour of a beverage bottler and distributor

  • A pair of Canadian national banks in connection with an acquisition facility in favour of a private equity sponsor to finance its acquisition of Shred-it International Inc.

  • Orvana Minerals Corp. in connection with the financing of its El Valle-Boinás/Carlés gold project in Spain

Awards & Recognition

Simon has been recognized as a leading mining and banking lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Banking and Finance)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Banking and Financial Institutions)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Banking and Finance)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2020 Edition (Ranked as one of Canada's leading banking lawyers)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Banking and Finance)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 (Banking, Mining and Project Finance)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Mining, September 2015 (Ranked as one of Canada's leading mining lawyers)

  • Best Lawyers' 2014 Toronto Asset-Based Lending "Lawyer of the Year"

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Infrastructure, September 2013 (Ranked as one of Canada's leading infrastructure lawyers)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers

Professional Activities

Simon is a member of the Firm's Opinions Committee and has been responsible for developing the Firm's precedent documentation for secured financings.

He is a frequent participant in conferences and panels, and has written and spoken about a wide variety of commercial lending issues.

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Education
Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Hall Law School - 2012
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1995
LL.B., University of Western Ontario - 1993
B.A., University of Western Ontario - 1990
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