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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Leader of the firm’s National Financial Services Group. Partner in the firm’s Toronto office with practice focusing on financial institutions, and capital market and structured finance transactions, including new issuer transactions, global covered bond programs (lead issuer counsel on a majority of the Canadian market covered bond programmes), cross-border transactions, asset-backed programs and novel capital market transactions.

Acted as lead counsel on numerous public securitization transactions and global covered bond programs, both for issuers and underwriters. Extensive experience in innovative transactions and single-seller and multi-seller securitisation transactions for various asset classes, including credit card receivables, trade receivables, consumer loans, commercial mortgage and residential mortgage loan securitizations (CMBS and RMBS).


Ontario Bar, 1990.


Canadian Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Capital markets

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Leveraging its top-tier financial services practice, McCarthy Tétrault‘s close banking relationships yield a steady flow of underwriter-side mandates. The group also represents seasoned financial issuers on bond offerings, with its finance strength translating into a premier DCM practice; indeed, one banking client highlights it as ‘the best law firm in Canada for structured finance‘. Among its recent flagship equity deals, Toronto-based capital markets co-head Andrew Parker advised BMO Capital Markets and BMO Nesbitt Burns on the Bank of Montreal’s C$3.1bn public offering. On the debt front, Calgary’s Alyson Goldman represented a syndicate of underwriters, led by CIBC World Markets, in Suncor Energy $750m notes offering. Other senior specialists in Toronto include structured finance expert Marc MacMullin, who leads the national financial services group, and structured finance co-head Dean Masse, while high-profile capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is recommended in Montreal. Up-and-coming names include Toronto-based Jo-Anna Brimmer, who focuses on securitization, covered bonds and debt capital markets, and talented associate Isabelle Nazon in Montreal.

Canada > Banking and finance

Noted for its ‘knowledge of industry precedents‘, McCarthy Tétrault possesses an enviable track record of involvement in many of the country’s landmark finance transactions. The firm also houses a prominent regulatory practice, which frequently advises domestic and foreign financial institutions on financial services policy development and implementation. Names to note in the former sphere include high-profile specialist Richard Higa, who shines in major, large-scale lending transactions. Higa led on one of the market’s marquee deals for 2021 when he acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of America Securities and Bank of America (Canada Branch) — as financial advisor, underwriter and lead arranger to Rogers Communications — in relation to Rogers’ C$26bn acquisition of Shaw Communications. The group also includes Justin Lapedus, whose practice takes in a broad range of secured and unsecured lending transactions; project finance specialist Stephen Furlan; and Montreal-based Michel Deschamps. On the non-transactional side, Ana Badour is recommended for her strong skill sets in banking regulation and fintech, while Nancy Carroll combines strength in financial services and insurance law matters. Seasoned counsel Barry Ryan is also highly regarded for his long-standing reputation in the banking and finance field. Up-and-coming names include partner Ian Mak and talented associate Noel Chow, both of whom focus on transactional work. Debt capital markets expert Marc MacMullin spearheads the broader financial services department.