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Jon Holmstrom

Jon J. Holmstrom

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 1981
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Jon Holmstrom practice is focused on corporate and commercial banking transactions, cross-border acquisition financing, project finance (mining, wind power and infrastructure), derivative products, corporate loan workouts and restructurings and securitizations. He was also the former Leader of the firm’s Banking & Finance group.

Jon provides strategic advice to both financial institutions and commercial borrowers across a multiplicity of industries.

Current mandates include the $750 million warehouse facility for MCAP and the $400 million revolver for Timbercreek and $310 million revolver for Shawcor.  Notable recent wind power project finance experience includes acting for the sponsors in the $825 million financing of the Niagara Region Wind Farm.

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 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 on topics including international lending transactions, the Personal Property Security Act, the Securities Transfer Act, letters of credit and derivative products. His banking and finance expertise is recognized by Lexpert, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and IFLR1000.

  • 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 2014-2018 "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 and 2017 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


  • LLM Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • LLB Queen's University
  • BSc University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

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