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Guy David
Partner

Speaks: English, French

Year of Call: 1978 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1977 - Quebec

Primary Office: Ottawa

Guy David

Guy David is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of corporate finance and securities, project finance, banking and international law. His practice covers both transaction-oriented assignments and advising on financial regulatory matters.

Guy has considerable experience in public and exempt debt capital market transactions, infrastructure, PPP and privatization-related financings. He has acquired extensive industry experience in aviation (aircraft and airport finance), renewable energy financing (hydro, wind and solar) and financial services. He is a co-leader of the Gowling WLG team advising the Canadian Securities Transition Office on the new federal-provincial-territorial initiative currently underway to develop a single cooperative securities regulatory system for Canada.

Guy has been named “2016 Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Law (Ottawa) by The Best Lawyers in Canada, and was “2015 Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance. He has been repeatedly recognized for his expertise in banking and finance, securities law and infrastructure by Lexpert and The Best Lawyers in Canada and is recognized in banking and finance by Legal 500 Canada 2016.

Guy is the co-author of the 2016 Annotated Bank Act, published by Carswell. He is fully bilingual in French and English.


My approach in practising law is to take the complicated and simplify it, so even I can understand it.

September2015

Lexpert 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

September2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

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2015

September 2015

Lexpert 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

2015

September 2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2014

October 2014

Lexpert ’s Guide to Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2014

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2013

October 2013

Lexpert — Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2013

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

February 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

2012

October 2012

Lexpert Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2012

2012

July 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012

2012

February 2012

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012

2011

February 2011

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011

2010

February 2010

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010

1978

1978

Year of Call, Ontario

1977

1977

Year of Call, Quebec

1976

1976

University of Ottawa, LLB

1975

1975

University of Ottawa, LLL

1972

1972

Dawson College, DEC

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Guy David

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Securities distributions outside of Canada: Ontario Securities Commission publishes proposed new rule for comment

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Article July 4, 2016

Revised uniform Capital Markets Act and proposed initial regulations published today

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Article August 1, 2015

OSFI releases draft Guideline B-7 Derivatives Sound Practices

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Article October 2, 2014

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Guy David

Guy David is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of corporate fi...

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Over the years, Guy has participated in many international transactions in various jurisdictions as counsel to Canadian and foreign banks, Export Development Canada, and commercial enterprises.

Additionally, he has particular expertise in capital markets transactions, including:

  • Significant involvement in the development of the Canadian revenue bond structure used for financing the privatization of the Canadian air traffic control system and several major Canadian airports;
  • Acted as issuer or underwriter’s counsel in over 30 bond financing transactions in the debt capital markets over the past 10 years;
  • Drafted securitization legislation for Romania, under contract with International Finance Corporation;
  • Participated in a number of Canada – U.S. cross-border securitizations and asset backed financing structures; and
  • Advised in the establishment of the Government of Canada's $12 billion Canadian Secured Credit Facility for the purchase of auto receivable-backed securities and also advised on two securitizations under that facility.

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