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In the banking world, trust is everything. You want the confidence that only comes from working with a legal team already advising many of the world's major financial players with a proven track record of success.

Gowling WLG is a team you can depend on for practical, commercially astute banking advice. We help many of the world's leading banks handle the most sophisticated transactions in an efficient and effective manner.

You can rely on a team that advises a range of global financial institutions and high street names. We work with European, Asian and US-based banks - and all five of the largest Canadian banks trust our services.

Based in major financial centres in addition to lower cost centres, we provide enhanced efficiencies and on-the-ground advice. Our professionals possess a detailed understanding of your competitive landscape, regulatory and legislative environments, and emerging economic trends. We'll always innovate on your behalf, drawing from the expertise of our cross-disciplinary industry groups to offer creative solutions that are tailored to you specific goals.

By engaging Gowling WLG, you'll be working with some of the leading players in banking law. For example, our specialist regulatory team has in-depth experience with the financial sector, while our high-quality debt finance team undertakes project finance work particularly focused on the energy and infrastructure sector. We're also leaders in serving the banking requirements of the automotive sector.

We offer a full range of banking services, including:

  • Asset finance and invoice discounting
  • Auto financing
  • Banking and financial regulatory law
  • Bond financing/public debt
  • Capital markets and derivatives
  • Cross-border and domestic transactions
  • Debt financing
  • Demand and enforcement proceedings
  • Equity capital markets
  • Factoring arrangements
  • Financial regulatory
  • Financial technology (fin-tech)
  • General banking and corporate lending
  • Investment grade financings
  • Letters of credit and guarantee arrangements
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance
  • Litigation
  • Loan syndications
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Real estate lending
  • Senior secured and unsecured lending
  • Sub-debt, mezzanine and second lien lending
  • Trade finance
  • Transfer pricing
  • Venture capital, hedge fund and merchant
  • banking transactions
  • Wholesale banking

Service is as crucial to us as it is to you. We put client account teams in place for all of our major banking clients and encourage an active, two-way secondments programme.

Gowling WLG is a team that truly understands your legal business world. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.