Financial Services


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 and in New York, 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 cross-jurisdictional platform.

Our Financial Services Group provides leading expertise in:

Our team provides 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.  Osler acts for more Canadian financial institutions than any other law firm in Canada.

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.  We seamlessly navigate between U.S., international and Canadian lending environments to anticipate and address industry-specific issues and provide integrated banking and debt finance expertise on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Related Expertise
  • China Molybdenum Co., Ltd

    China Molybdenum Co., Ltd in its US$2.65 billion agreement to acquire Freeport-McMoRan’s indirect 56% interest in the Tenke Fungurume copper-cobalt mine

  • China Molybdenum Co., Ltd

    China Molybdenum Co., Ltd in its agreement to acquire Anglo American PLC’s Brazilian Niobium and Phosphates Businesses for US$1.5 billion

  • iCON Infrastructure

    iCON Infrastructure in its agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure for $480 million

  • VCSA Holding Corp.

    VCSA Holding Corp. in connection with Standard Aero Limited‘s $150 million asset-based revolving credit facility

  • H.I.G. Capital

    H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of ATX Networks

  • BCE Inc.

    BCE Inc. in its ground breaking pension de-risking strategy

  • TPG Capital LP

    TPG in its agreement to form a partnership and acquire the Cirque du Soleil.

  • Bank of Montreal

    Bank of Montreal in a $200 million preferred share issue

  • Penfund

    Penfund in its US$60 million loan to Caliber Collision Centers.

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, National Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank, as co-lead arrangers, in respect of the £1,245,000,000 term credit facility and Cdn$1,500,000,000 backstop revolving credit facility to be made available by a syndicate of lenders to CGI Group Inc. for the purpose of funding the cash acquisition by CGI Holdings Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Logica plc.

Osler’s Financial Services Group is recognized for our expertise by a variety of national and international directories:

  • Listed as one of the “Most frequently recommended” firms in Ontario by the 2015 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for the Banking & Financial Institutions practice
  • Ranked as a top tier firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers in Banking & Finance. Osler is recognized as a provider of “top-notch legal advice” in the financial services sector having a “strong focus on corporate and project finance as well as significant expertise in compliance and regulatory issues” with one client noting that they “feel confident in [Osler’s] hands…”
  • Ranked in IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2015 in the Banking, Financial Services Regulatory and Project Finance categories as a leading Canadian Firm.