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, cross-border 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, gaming, 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.


  • Canada’s Big 6 “D-SIB Banks”

    Canada’s Big 6 “D-SIB Banks” in connection with the Canadian Emergency Business Account program initiated by Export Development Canada on behalf of Canada

  • Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

    A syndicate of lenders in connection with the $1.9 billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project

  • Ensign Energy Services Inc.

    Ensign Energy Services Inc. in its acquisition of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. for $947 million

  • Brookfield Infrastructure’s acquisition of Enbridge’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

    The syndicate of lenders and the underwriters in connection with Brookfield Infrastructure’s $4.31 billion acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

  • HPS Investment Partners, LLC

    HPS Investment Partners, LLC in its financing to Madison Dearborn Partners for a management led buyout of its minority capital partner

    • Acting for numerous banks/financial institutions/lenders including: Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, The Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank of Canada, Goldman Sachs & Co., JPMorgan Chase Bank, Barclays Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse, HPS Investment Partners, White Oak Commercial Finance and China Construction Bank
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  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Legal Seminar Presenter, Rise Asset Development, Youth Small Business Program, February 2020, October and February 2019, October and February 2018 and November 2017
  • Start-up Legal Seminar Presenter, BioLinc, Goodman School of Business, February 2020, March 2019, 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