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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  • 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

Representative Work

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.