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FASKEN

333 BAY STREET, SUITE 2400, BY ADELAIDE CENTRE, BOX 20, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5H 2T6, CANADA
Tel:
Work +1 416 366 8381
Fax:
Fax +1 416 364 7813
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FASKEN, John Torrey, Toronto, CANADA

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John Torrey

Tel:
Work +1 416 865 4394
Email:
FASKEN

Work Department

Mining; Banking & Finance; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Project Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Practice involves the structuring, documentation and negotiation of complex multijurisdictional lending transactions. Acts regularly for both lenders and borrowers. Particular expertise in acquisition and project financings and all aspects of mine financing, as well as considerable experience with debt restructurings. Recent significant experience includes the financing of the $5.8B acquisition of Safeway by Sobeys, the $2.5B financing of Silver Wheaton and the $2.5B financing of Kinross Gold. Recommended year after year by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canadian Cross-border Corporate Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Named ‘Project Finance Lawyer of the Year’ in Toronto for 2015 and ‘Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year’ in Toronto for 2010 and 2013 by The Best Lawyers in Canada. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988.

Languages

English

Member

Member, Canadian Bar Association Member, Ontario Bar Association Member, Dartmouth Lawyers Association

Education

BA, 1980 Dartmouth College LLB, 1986 University of Toronto


Canada

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

John Torrey - FASKEN

Within: Banking and finance

FASKEN is adept at advising both lenders and borrowers on banking and finance transactions, and has leading Canadian banks (it is on the panel of four of the six largest banks in the country), insurance companies and major corporate and institutional borrowers all featuring among its key clients. The team’s ‘valuable expertise’ and ‘very high level of service’ strike the right note with sources, who rank it ‘among the top finance teams in the country’. In Toronto, John Torrey is a high-profile name and ‘understands business needs very well’; he advised BMO, as agent and lead arranger, and the lending syndicate of banks on a $1bn senior secured credit agreement with subsidiaries of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund to fund its acquisition of Canexus. In a headline Montreal office highlight, Marc Novello acted for the syndicate of banks, co-led by CIBC, RBC, BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial Markets, on the $4bn financing of CDP Financial. Also in Montreal, ‘consistent and responsive’ department co-lead Angela Onesi, together with Félix Gutierrez, advised Nalcor Energy on the C$7.9bn project financing of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The ‘very experienced’ Jon Holmstrom and regulatory specialist Stephen Clark are also recommended.

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