David Seville > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
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With broad experience leading capital markets transactions on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally, David brings legal acumen and market insights to help move clients’ goals and business strategy forward.
David is co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on domestic and cross-border equity and debt public offerings and private placements. He regularly advises clients on continuous disclosure, corporate governance and financial institution regulatory matters.
David has deep experience with financial institution regulatory capital instruments, including limited recourse capital notes, the bank recapitalization (bail-in) regime by the Government of Canada, and non-viability contingent capital (NVCC) instruments.
David also has substantial experience advising public companies, family offices, private equity and pension funds on acquisitions, dispositions, shareholder arrangements and reorganizations.
David works on a pro bono basis with Right To Play International and Bay Street Sports. He also worked on a pro bono basis on the formation and launch of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
Torys‘ capital markets team is distinguished by its marked financial services focus. The group routinely represents banks, asset managers and other financial services clients as issuers and underwriters on an array of debt and equity offerings, with notable experience in IPOs, limited recourse capital notes (LRCNs) and labelled bonds, among other matters. In a highlight example of its practice sweet spot, Toronto-based Rima Ramchandani represented Sun Life Financial on its C$2bn public offering of subordinated unsecured debentures. Ramchandani co-heads the department together with Toronto-based David Seville, who led the firm’s advice to multiple banks on the issuance of additional Tier 1 capital limited recourse capital notes, and Calgary-based Scott Cochlan, who blends corporate finance and energy expertise. Other senior names include high-profile securities expert Glen Johnson and securitization specialists Jim Hong and Michael Feldman, all of whom are based in Toronto. The group also includes increasingly prominent Calgary partner Michael Pedlow, who acted alongside Cochlan to advise the underwriters on Topaz Energy Corp’s C$201.3m equity offering, and promising associate Brett Saulnier.
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