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Daniel Leslie Toronto Lawyer

Daniel A. Leslie

Counsel Fasken
Anti-money laundering concerns continue to impact on domestic and cross-border transactions, thus requiring a well-rounded and balanced approach to transaction management.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2020 | New York, 2014 | South Africa, 2017
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Daniel Leslie is a banking and finance lawyer.  Daniel routinely acts on project financings and general financings, while also providing specialist advice on anti-money laundering matters.  

Daniel’s experience includes project finance and general leveraged finance, with focus on the infrastructure and energy industries.  His expertise uniquely extends to bank regulatory and risk advisory matters, including advising on anti-money laundering issues. He is the author of the highly acclaimed legal textbook titled “Legal Principles for Combatting Cyberlaundering”, following a government-sponsored research on bank regulations and cyber-security at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany.

Daniel had previously worked with prominent international law firms in the banking and finance sector, and he worked formerly as an associate legal officer at the International Criminal Court.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), LLB (cum laude), LLM and a Ph.D. degree in international anti-money laundering law.



  • Member of Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Mandela/Rhodes Scholarship Award Nominee
  • DAAD Scholarship Recipient
  • Dean’s Merit List (2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 academic years)
  • Certificate of Merit for various subjects  

Client Work

  • National Bank of Canada and Macquarie Bank Limited co-lead international lending syndicate in the provision of aggregate C$425 million credit facilities for BW Gold Ltd.,
  • Bank of Montreal leads syndicate of international lenders in C$2.45 billion multijurisdictional financing for Element Fleet Management Corp.,
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal co-lead lending syndicate in US$2 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. and Wheaton Precious Metals International Ltd.,
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal co-lead syndicate of international lenders in amendment and restatement of $600 million revolving loan to a leading provider of advanced space technologies,
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia, HSBC Bank Canada and RBC Capital Markets co-lead syndicate of international lenders in the provision of a US$1.0 billion term loan to Kinross Gold Corp.,
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc. completes refinancing of US$450 million senior secured revolving credit facilities,
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation completes US$500 million senior notes offering,
  • Foraco International S.A. completes US$100 million cross-border debt refinancing,

Career & Education


  • Ph. D. University of the Western Cape
  • LLM University of the Western Cape
  • LLB, Law (cum laude) University of Pretoria
  • BA, English Literature University of Ilorin

Community involvement

  • Strategic Advisor, Canadian Regulatory Technology Association

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

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