• BSc, 1975
    University of Toronto
  • LLB, 1978
    Queen's University
  • LLM, 1979
    Université Libre de Bruxelles

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

Jon J. Holmstrom

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Jon Holmstrom is Practice Group Leader of Fasken Martineau's Banking & Finance practice group. He practises banking and finance law with an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional lending, derivative products, project finance, secured bank financing transactions and structured finance.

Jon regularly advises financial institutions and corporations in structuring multi-jurisdictional lending transactions, secured loan transactions, leasing transactions, note purchase arrangements, receivable securitizations and structured financing transactions for entities carrying on business in virtually every major industry segment.

Jon is actively involved in structuring and documenting financial, equity and commodity derivative transactions for financial institutions, mutual funds and other end-users. Representative transactions include pre-ISDA cross currency interest rate swaps, interest make-up arrangements and equity basket forward transactions for Mackenzie Financial Corporation in establishing its Managed Yield Program in 2001 and for Beta Pro in establishing its ETF Program in 2007.

Jon has written articles and lectured for the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Canadian Institute and Insight on international lending transactions, the Personal Property Security Act, the Securities Transfer Act, letters of credit and derivative products.

Jon joined the firm as an associate in 1988 and became a partner in 1991.

Honours and Awards

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016-2017 for Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Law Firm Rankings guide 2015-2017 for Banking, Financial Services Regulatory and Project Finance
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2014-2017 "Leading Lawyer" for Banking and Finance
  • IFLR1000 2014 for Financial Services Regulatory and Project Finance
  • Chambers Global 2012-2017 for Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Canada 2016- 2018 for Banking & Finance
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013-2016 for Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Martindale-Hubbell "Distinguished" rating 2017
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2016


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association