Banking & Finance

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In today's global economy, Fasken Martineau's Banking & Finance Practice Group has been quick to respond to the constantly changing financing environment. Our lawyers are renowned for their extensive banking, lending and financing expertise.

We provide advice to and represent a broadly based and diversified number of providers and consumers of credit around the world. By acting for both lenders and borrowers in transactions ranging from simple credit agreements to complex multifacility, multicurrency financings with multiple syndicates, clients benefit from our in-depth know-how and practical results-oriented perspective.

On the creditor side, clients include banks, leasing companies, finance companies, merchant banks, investment funds and other financial institutions. On the debtor side, we regularly act for corporate, trust and institutional borrowers in connection with their financing requirements.

In light of the unique risk-oriented nature of a financial institution's business and the highly regulated environment in which it operates, we recognize the importance of providing timely and seamless services to fully protect our clients' legal interests. No complex financing transaction occurs in isolation. In many cases, complexities will arise due to the structuring of acquisitions, due diligence, the creation of holding companies and issues relating to taxation, securities, restructuring and insolvency, pension and employee benefits, labour and real estate. We believe in an interdisciplinary team approach to meeting a client's transactional and advisory needs. Our lawyers are able to access considerable resources and will draw on the expertise of their colleagues for their particular know-how.

Fasken Martineau's principal banking and financing areas of involvement include:

  • Acquisition Financings
  • Aircraft Financings
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Co-generation Wind Energy Financings (energy projects)
  • Corporate and Commercial Banking
  • Multi-jurisdictional/Cross-Border Financings
  • Derivatives and Other Synthetic Products
  • Global Credit Facilities
  • Joint Venture Financings
  • Mezzanine Financings
  • Project Financings (including Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure Financings)
  • Real Estate Financings
  • Restructurings (including Debtor In Possession Financings) and Refinancings
  • Shipping, Maritime and Railway Financings
  • Securitizations
  • Structured Financings

We are committed to earning and maintaining the trust and confidence of our clients through the relationships we build and the results we deliver. We believe this enables us to better understand the challenges that face our clients in today's rapidly evolving business, technological and legal environment, and to provide sophisticated and practical advice regarding the various sensitive issues that may arise.

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