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Ryan Hayes

Ryan Hayes

Associate, Banking and Financial Services

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6695



Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2014

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.M. (Business Law)
  • University of Glasgow, LL.B. (with Distinction)
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, MBA (Financial Management)
  • Goodman School of Business at Brock University, BBA (Accounting) (Hons.)

Ryan is an associate in Osler’s Financial Services Group. Ryan practises commercial law and focuses on banking and credit. Ryan’s practice involves advising both borrowers and lenders on financing and corporate matters, including on acquisition financing, SaaS secured lending transactions, project finance, asset-based credit facilities and syndicated loan transactions.

Ryan has acted for lenders and borrowers in various industry sectors including technology, energy, oil &gas, commercial real estate, construction and real estate services, insurance, consumer goods, education, food and beverage, consumer lending and telecommunications.

Prior to joining Osler, Ryan worked at a Canadian regional business law firm focusing on credit, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions and at BlackBerry in corporate development, contractual negotiations, licensing and strategy related to media products.


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

  • Legal Seminar Presenter, Rise Asset Development, Youth Small Business Program, October 2018, February 2018 and November 2017
  • Start-up Legal Seminar Presenter, BioLinc, Goodman School of Business, April 2018, March 2017 and February 2016
  • Presenter on Shareholder Agreements, Employee Compensation and Stock Options, Get Investment Ready, Keiretsu Forum Central Canada, February 2017, October 2017 and August 2016
  • Presenter on Recruitment & Compensation: How to Recruit the Best and Still Protect Your Company, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, October 2016