Edward A. Wooldridge

Edward is a partner in the Financial Services Group of our Calgary office. He has extensive experience in advising domestic and international lenders and borrowers on a variety of complicated financing transactions including syndicated bank financings, asset-based lending transactions, cross-border and international financing transactions, and equipment financings and leases.

Edward also regularly acts for public and private corporations of all sizes on an assortment of wide-ranging corporate matters.

He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Banking & Financial Institutions and Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing by Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and in Banking & Finance Law by Best Lawyers in Canada.


Representative Work

  • Lead Counsel to a syndicate of 10 North American Banks extending $500 million in asset-based lending credit facilities to a Canadian heavy equipment lessor.
  • Lead Counsel to a syndicate of Canadian Banks extending $250 million in asset-based lending credit facilities to a Western Canadian Agricultural Co-Operative Group.
  • Lead Counsel to a syndicate of Canadian Banks extending $200 million in credit facilities to a Western Canadian Agricultural producer.
  • Lead Counsel to a private Energy company in obtaining $160 million in credit facilities from a syndicate of Canadian Banks.
  • Lead Counsel to a syndicate of North American Banks extending $140 million in credit facilities to a related group of North American manufacturers.
  • Lead Counsel to a syndicate of Canadian Banks extending $140 million in cross-border facilities to a North American manufacturer

 

Prior to joining Osler:

  • Lead counsel to a syndicate of Canadian Banks extending $400 million to a large equipment lessor of heavy equipment in Western Canada.
  • Lead counsel to a syndicate of Canadian Banks extending $350 million to a large North American retail distributor.
  • Lead banking counsel to a Canadian utility partnership and its affiliates in their various syndicated credit facilities with multiple syndicated agents aggregating over $1 billion in credit facilities
  • Lead counsel to a Canadian Bank in extending $150 million to a private group of companies with affiliates in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Lead counsel to a Canadian Bank in extending over $125 million to a private company and its affiliates in the Alberta agricultural industry.
  • Lead counsel to an international private company and its affiliates in establishing new operations in Canada and entering into services arrangements with Canadian clients and Canadian banks in excess of $1 billion.

Awards and Recognition

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:  Recognized in Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Lexpert Special Edition: Recognized in Energy
  • Lexpert Special Edition—Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers: Recognized as a leading Finance and M&A lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Banking and Finance Law

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Sep 25, 2023

    22 Osler lawyers recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023

    Osler is proud to announce that 22 of our lawyers are featured in the Lexpert Special Edition: Energy 2023, recognizing leading lawyers in the oil and...

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  • Osler News Apr 19, 2023

    42 Osler lawyers recognized by Lexpert as leaders in Finance and M&A

    Osler is proud to announce 42 of our lawyers have been recognized as leaders in the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023.

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  • Osler News Apr 5, 2023

    Osler bolsters Financial Services Group in Calgary with the addition of four partners

    Osler is pleased to welcome Edward Wooldridge, Paul S. Taylor, Patrick Mah and Sameena Sarangi to the Financial Services Group as partners in the firm...

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Community Involvement

  • Edward is regularly involved in working with schools and charitable organizations that educate and enrich the lives of children and young adults with autism.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Calgary, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association