Lisa Mantello is an experienced transactional lawyer who is recognized for her fresh perspective and creativity in solving problems for her clients.
Lisa practices in all areas of financial services with particular expertise in domestic and cross-border financing transactions, structured finance and derivatives. Lisa brings to the table a wealth of practical knowledge from being involved in some of the most complex and dynamic transactions of the last decade in the Canadian structured finance market.
Lisa is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of derivatives, Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of banking and finance and as Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000 in the areas of banking and finance, derivatives and financial restructuring.
Recently, Lisa was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada for 2023. Each year, the Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list recognizes an individual's efforts to help shape the law and contribute to the strength and quality of legal services. Lawyers who are selected often contribute to the most nationally significant and strategic legal questions, cases, deals, and disputes.
In 2022, Lisa was appointed by the Bank of Canada as Chair of the Legal and Compliance Committee as part of the Canadian Alternative Reference Rate (CARR) working group established to shift Canada to the new Term Canadian Overnight Rep Rate Average (CORRA). Her guidance and leadership on these committees has proven invaluable as Canada seeks a smooth, viable and sound transition. Lisa also led the drafting of the recommended fallback language that will be implemented by every major financial institution and lender in the Canadian market.
Lisa speaks and writes extensively in Canada and internationally about the derivatives industry, fintech and cross-border financings. She is a board member of the Finance Advisory Board for Practical Law – Canada, established by Carswell.