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

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Practice focuses on all aspects of acquisition and cross-border financings, including asset-based, cash flow and recurring revenue based lending, bilateral and syndicated financings, Term B, second lien and mezzanine financings, as well as debtor-in-possession financings and high-yield notes. Recently acted on behalf of a variety of Canadian and US financial institutions including banks, insurance companies and specialty debt funds on asset-based financings and leveraged cash-flow financings and mezzanine financings provided to private equity funds in connection with acquisitions in the medical, technology and manufacturing sectors. Richard brings a solution oriented practical style to closing transactions.

Career

Ontario Bar, 1990. Practice Group Leader, Business Law, Toronto – 2021

Memberships

Association for Corporate Growth

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Richard HigaMcCarthy Tétrault

Known for the breadth of its transactional experience (covering acquisition financing, syndicated lending, structured financing, refinancings and restructuring of loans), McCarthy Tétrault offers banking support to top-flight international and domestic clients. It is particularly well regarded for its strength in project financing. With an integrated approach, the team leverages its broad array of commercial practices to support its banking clients in regulatory matters. Beyond that, it also offers litigation services to a number of Canadian financial institutions, including in class-action lawsuits related to regulatory matters. Richard Higa is known for his well-established transactional practice, with recent highlights including advice to Bank of America on a C$19bn bridge loan to Rogers Communications to facilitate the purchase of Shaw Communications. Another key figure on the transactional side is Stephen Furlan, who is highly regarded for his work in structuring and negotiating substantial project finance loans. His notable work has included advising a syndicate of 11 lenders on the C$1bn Cascade power plant projects. Ana Badour and Barry Ryan head up the firm’s regulatory work, with Badour known for acting on behalf of government agencies, industry associations as well as foreign and domestic banks. Justin Lapedus is known for his multi-jurisdictional financing work, and Ian Mak and Noel Chow ‘offer excellent knowledge and timely service and are great in communication’. Marc MacMullin heads the practice as part of the broader financial services team.