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Leading players in the financial industry need legal support that provides exceptional experience, proven insight, and a firm grasp of this rapidly evolving market. Working with more than 50 domestic and foreign banks and insurers, the legal professionals at Gowling WLG are the preferred counsel on a wide variety of transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $34 billion.

At Gowling WLG, we tailor our services to meet the unique needs of our clients, staying current with trends and legislative developments in the wide range of industries they serve. Working in client-dedicated teams, our professionals are focused on delivering solutions that meet the demands of the ever-changing financial market.

Our broad range of expertise is balanced by highly specific and innovative service offerings. For example, our portfolio management programs reduce client risk by assuming full responsibility for all aspects of various types of claims, including insurance claims and defaulted mortgages and loans.

We have in-depth experience with a variety of non-traditional lenders – such as mezz, ABL, sub-debt and DIP – and provide insightful financial regulatory law services to help our clients achieve transaction approvals and ensure compliance with all levels of Canadian regulatory requirements.

As part of a global law firm, our team leverages its national reach and diverse international network to provide practical insight into the Canadian marketplace. We frequently work with U.S. and global companies with operations in Canada to maximize opportunities and reduce risk.

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, including:

  • Asset-based lending
  • Bond financing/public debt
  • Consumer finance and cards
  • Commercial insurance law
  • Corporate and debt restructurings
  • Cross-border and domestic transactions
  • Demand and enforcement proceedings
  • Employment and labour
  • Insolvency and restructurings, including litigation proceedings
  • Leasing
  • Mortgage recovery
  • Project finance
  • Real estate lending
  • Receiverships, bankruptcy and related enforcement proceedings
  • Renegotiating loans and security agreements
  • Senior secured and unsecured lending
  • Shariah-compliant financing
  • Sub-debt, mezzanine and second lien lending
  • Syndicated, club and joint venture transactions
  • Tax
  • Trade finance

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To learn more about how our Banking & Finance Group can help you succeed, please contact any member of our team.