David M.A. Amato > Norton Rose Fulbright > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
P.O. BOX 53,
M5K 1E7

Work Department

Asset based lending
Banking and finance
Canadian North and Arctic
Private equity





Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Banking and finance

A ‘strong team with excellent international capabilities‘, Norton Rose Fulbright stands out in part for its broad national presence combined with its ability to draw upon the wider firm’s extensive global network, marking it as a solid choice for resource-heavy, multi-jurisdictional deals. The group is a major player in energy-related matters, especially in Calgary, but also counts infrastructure and health care financings, as well as structured finance, among its areas of focus. The team handles a good mix of lender and borrower-side mandates and continues to increase its share of traditional and alternative lender representations, with recent engagements by Bank of America, Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation and RBC, among others. In Calgary, Rick Borden is highly sought after for his expertise in energy and project finance transactions, where he handles both lender and borrower-side matters. David Amato co-chairs the firm’s asset-based lending practice from Toronto. Senior associate Noah Schein is also noted in Toronto; he has experience in all aspects of corporate finance. Montréal-based Peter Wiazowski is the national practice coordinator for banking and debt finance and has an emphasis on cross-border debt capital markets and banking. Other recommended names in Montréal include David Lemieux and Arnold Cohen, both of whom handle financing and restructuring matters.