David B. Kierans Partner


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 1983 - Ontario

Year of Call: 1980 - Quebec

Primary phone: +1 514-392-9551

Fax: +1 514-878-1450

Email: david.kierans@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Montréal



David B. Kierans

David Kierans practises in corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on secured lending, project finance, aviation finance, real estate finance and acquisition and asset-backed financing.

David has, among other activities, acted for financial institutions with respect to mortgage loan investments (both term and construction financing), equity investments in real estate, disposition of assets, structured financing transactions involving aircraft, public and para-public infrastructure programs, financing of renewable energy projects, consumer-oriented financing products (credit cards, leasing and condition sale contracts), inventory financing, cross-border transactions involving financing of equipment and syndication of financial product portfolios.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2015
      Lexpert's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Best Lawyers in Canada, Asset-Based Lending, Banking and Finance, Equipment Finance, Project Finance
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Lexpert’s Special Edition, Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2014
      Lexpert ’s Guide to Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2013
      Lexpert — Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2012
      Lexpert Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2010
  • 1983

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1983
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1980

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1980
      Year of Call, Quebec
  • 1979

    • Education
      1979
      McGill University, LLB
  • 1978

    • Education
      1978
      McGill University, BCL
  • 1975

    • Education
      1975
      Concordia University, BA.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Finance and Leasing Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

Over the course of the past few years David has delivered seminars involving trust in the Province of Québec, rights of secured creditors under the Civil Code of Québec and with respect to contracts of leasing (crédit-bail) in the Province of Québec. He has also assisted in the preparation of Guidelines for Registering Security used by various financial institutions and in house counsel of such institutions.

  • Co-author, Alison Babbitt and David Kierans, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2013 (2nd Edition), "A practical cross-border insight into project finance," 2013

Amongst past projects, David has participated in the financing of the Highway 30 public-private partnership road concession in Québec (named as North American PPP Deal of the Year for 2008 by Euromoney's Project Finance magazine) and has worked on the successful investment in Ontario’s Highway 407.