Financial Services

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Osler’s Financial Services Group acts for leading North American and international financial institutions and a wide variety of global industry leaders. With a network of offices across Canada, Osler’s Financial Services practice group is a fully integrated team that offers extensive knowledge of all aspects of financial services combined with an efficient national platform.

Our Financial Services Group provides leading expertise in the following:

Our team acts for every major Canadian financial institution and numerous foreign lenders, providing advice to a wide range of financial services industry players, including banks, insurance companies, trust companies, pension funds, investment dealers and other leading financial institutions. We advise financial institutions on a complete range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of new entities, bank products, and regulatory compliance, both provincial and federal.

We also have significant experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of financing transactions, including cash flow loans, acquisition financings, syndications, asset-based lending, distressed lending, project financings, public-private partnerships, subordinated debt arrangements, private placements, swaps, securitizations and structured finance arrangements.


Chris Bennett

Partner, Financial Services


Etienne Massicotte

Partner, Financial Services


  • NOVA Chemicals Corporation

    NOVA Chemicals Corporation in its Offering of US$400 million Senior Secured Notes and its Offering of US$650 million of Senior Unsecured Notes

  • CheckSammy

    CheckSammy in its US$45 million financing round led by I Squared Capital with participation by Zero Infinity Partners and TriplePoint Capital

  • Kenorland Minerals Ltd.

    Kenorland Minerals Ltd. in its joint venture with Sumitomo Metal Mining

  • Contractor Compliance

    Contractor Compliance in its acquisition by VelocityEHS

  • Pagefreezer Software Inc.

    Pagefreezer Software Inc. in its acquisition of the X1 Social Discovery Product from X1 Discovery Inc.

  • Parity Inc.

    Parity Inc. in its closing of a US$4 million loan facility from NY Green Bank

  • First Quality Enterprises LLC

    First Quality Enterprises in its acquisition of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Mill in Dryden, Ontario

  • Prospector Capital Corp.

    Prospector Capital Corp. in its business combination with LeddarTech for US$ 348 million

  • Aldesta Hotels and Resorts

    Aldesta Hotels and Resorts in its acquisition of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ltd

  • Legault Group

    Legault Group closes strategic partnership with Homes Alive Pets

  • Paintearth Wind Project LP

    Potentia Renewables Inc. and Greengate Power Corporation in connection with the financing for the Paintearth Wind Project

  • Blockstream

    Blockstream in its raising of US$125 million to develop their crypto mining services

  • Alida Inc.

    Alida in its US$60 million syndicated credit facility

  • KKR and AIMCo

    KKR and AIMCo in the amendment of the partnership and related agreements in respect of their equity investment in the $11.2B Coastal GasLink Pipeline

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $86.5 million bought deal equity offering

  • TerraFarma

    TerraFarma in its up to $68 million acquisition by Aurora Cannabis

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its equity financing with NetEase and Haveli

  • Security Compass Technologies

    Security Compass Technologies in the sale of its consulting business to Kroll

  • Pattern Energy Group LP

    Pattern in its $1.2 billion refinancing of the 300 MW Henvey Inlet wind generation facility

  • Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

    Hardwoods Distribution Inc. in its US$302 million acquisition of Novo Building Products Holdings

  • The Legault Group

    Mondou in its acquisition of Ren’s Pets

  • Cenovus Energy Inc.

    Cenovus in its purchase of renewable energy from the Cold Lake solar project

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited in the restructuring of the North West Redwater Refinery

  • Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Montreal in its $15 million credit facility agreements with Royal Canadian Mortgage Investment Corporation and Royal Canadian 1st Mortgage Investment Corporation

  • Alida

    Alida in its $12.3 million financing

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Banking & Finance
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Banking & Finance
    • "Osler’s highly regarded banking and finance legal specialists have established the firm’s position as primary counsel to some of Canada’s largest financial institutions."
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Banking & Financial Institutions (Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Banking & Finance
  • IFLR 1000: Recognized in Banking; Financial Services Regulatory; and Project Finance (Tier 1); Canada Team of the Year (Banking) 2021