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Michael R. Harquail

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Representative matters include:

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as agent, in connection with credit facilities totalling C$900-million for Richardson International Limited

  • Bank of Nova Scotia, as agent, in connection with a US$1.2-billion credit facility provided to Teck Resources Limited

  • Linamar Corporation on its C$700-million syndicated revolving credit facility with a group of lenders led by Bank of Montreal

  • IAMGOLD Corporation on its US$500-million syndicated credit facility provided by a group of lenders led by the National Bank of Canada

  • HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as joint lead arranger, and HSBC Bank Canada, as administrative agent, in connection with a US$375-million syndicated revolving credit facility provided to Eldorado Gold Corporation

  • GE Canada Finance Holding Company, as agent, in connection with credit facilities aggregating in excess of US$300-million provided to Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership

  • Caisse centrale Desjardins, as agent, in a C$250-million credit facility in favour of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

  • GE Canada Finance Holding Company, as agent, on a C$200-million asset-based secured revolving credit facility for Tembec Inc.

  • RBC Capital Markets, as agent, in connection with a C$155-million credit facility in favour of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated

Awards & Recognition

Michael is recognized for his skills in corporate banking, asset-based lending and project finance by many organizations and publications, including:

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2021 Edition (Banking: Project Finance - Highly Regarded)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Banking & Finance) - "Michael Harquail is highly regarded by commentators, who note his "extensive asset-based lending experience" and ability to bring a "practical and level-headed approach to legal issues." He is a popular choice of counsel for an impressive range of leading domestic and global financial institutions.”

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Banking and Finance)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions – Most Frequently Recommended)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2020

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Banking and Finance)

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

  • Who's Who Legal: Banking 2020

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Banking and Financial Institutions - Most Frequently Recommended)

  • Who's Who Legal: Project Finance 2019

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law

Michael was named Best Lawyers' 2018 Toronto Asset-Based Lending Practice "Lawyer of the Year."

Professional Activities

Michael has been an instructor for the practice skills portion of the Law Society of Ontario's bar admission course. He has also spoken publicly and delivered papers on various topics related to commercial lending.

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1984
LLB (Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa – 1982
BA (Political Science), Carleton University – 1979

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