Yasir Samad

Yasir is an associate in Osler’s Financial Services Group. His practice covers many areas of banking, finance and securities law with an emphasis on lending and securitization in both domestic and cross-border commercial settings. Yasir’s practice involves advising financial institutions and corporations in connection with complex financing and corporate matters, corporate lending, acquisition financing, syndicated loans, cross-border financing, secured credit and securitizations.

Representative Work

  • TerraFarma

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

  • Credit Suisse AG

    Credit Suisse in its capacity as agent for the first lien lenders to Dominion Diamond Mines ULC

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its $515 million venture funding - the largest venture funding deal in Canada’s history

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Feb 6, 2023

    Cryptocurrency as collateral in Canada: Issues for lenders to consider

    Joyce Bernasek, Matt Burgoyne and Yasir Samad provide their insights on additional due diligence lenders should carry out when considering crypto as...

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Awards and Recognition

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize
  • Bayview Post: Recognized as one of Toronto’s Top Lawyers for 2021



  • University of Ottawa, J.D.
  • University of Waterloo, B.A.


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario