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Aaron Palmer

Aaron Palmer
Aaron Palmer Partner | Toronto, Vancouver
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  • Derivatives counsel to numerous market-leading banks, dealers, investment funds and multi-national corporations

  • Frequent transactional advice involving ISDA documentation, clearing, collateral and security, total return swaps and forwards, synthetic financing transactions and interest rate swap negotiations for borrowers and lenders on large syndicated lending transactions

  • Securities and derivatives regulatory counsel to issuers, dealers, exchanges, clearing houses and alternative trading systems

  • Formal legal opinions provided to numerous banks on netting and collateral matters under ISDA, MSFTA, GMRA, GMSLA, MRA, MSLA and Futures Account master agreements and on exchange rules, clearinghouse rules and bespoke transactions

  • Advising clearinghouses, exchanges and trading platforms on regulatory and contractual matters

  • Counsel for numerous widely offered and publicly offered domestic and cross-border note and bond offerings and securitization transactions

  • Advising a lead investor on the restructuring of Canada's C$32-billion non-bank-sponsored asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) market and the underlying CDO and securitization transactions

Awards & Recognition

Aaron is recognized as one of Canada's leading derivatives lawyers in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (since 2010)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (since 2012)

  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyers - Recognized as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Canadian Regulatory Update
    2019 ISDA Canada Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 17, 2019.
  • Speaker: Overview of Canadian Derivatives Laws - Meeting your OTC Derivatives Compliance Obligations in Canada
    Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform in Canada, Infonex, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-15, 2019.
  • Chair: Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform in Canada
    Infonex, Toronto, Ontario, May 14-15, 2019.
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2013
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2002
LL.B., University of Toronto - 2000
M.A., McGill University - 1996
B.Math (Hon.), University of Waterloo - 1988
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