Robert Farmer joins Gowling WLG's Canadian Banking & Finance Group

23 November 2021

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome Robert Farmer as a partner in the firm's national Banking & Finance Group. He will be based in the Toronto office.

In addition to banking and finance, Robert assists clients in real estate, transactions and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly acts for Canada's largest banks and financial institutions, as well as US-based lenders, on complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions. His client portfolio also comprises of specialized and private lenders, including lenders engaged in asset-based financing, mezzanine financing and personal loans.

Prior to practising law, Robert had an extensive 20-year career in finance and investment banking, serving as senior officer with Canada's largest bank and as head of a private investment fund. Most recently, he was a partner and head of the Canadian Banking Group at an international law firm.

"Robert is a highly accomplished lawyer with an outstanding track record for being a trusted adviser to clients in the banking and finance sector," said Mark Ledwell, managing partner of the Toronto office. "With his in-depth experience in banking and financial services–as a banker and as a lawyer–, Robert is a tremendous asset to our team and a new trusted adviser to our clients."

About our Banking & Finance Group
Working in client-dedicated teams, our professionals are focused on delivering solutions that meet the demands of the ever-changing financial market. With an in-depth understanding of the competitive financial services landscape, extensive experience navigating complex regulatory and legislative environments, and hands-on national and international experience, we offer a comprehensive range of legal services. Learn more