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2 October 20232 minute read

DLA Piper Canada welcomes partner James Padwick

DLA Piper Canada is pleased to announce that James Padwick has joined our ‎Toronto office as a ‎partner in the Finance group. James ‎provides business-focused, practical advice primarily in the ‎areas of banking, secured financing‎, and corporate and ‎commercial transactions. ‎He is recognized in The Best ‎Lawyers in Canada 2023 for his work in Banking and ‎Finance Law and as one of Canada’s leading practitioners ‎in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking and ‎Financial Institutions in The Canadian Legal Lexpert ‎Directory.‎

James has advised clients on complex and structured ‎transactions and sophisticated cross-border transactions, ‎including syndicated, secured, non-secured, domestic, ‎cross-border, revolving, term, asset-based, cash ‎flow, ‎convertible, equity-sweetened, crypto lending, mining ‎finance, and acquisition finance‎.

James also advises clients on a variety of ‎corporate/commercial agreements, including ‎shareholders ‎agreements, partnership agreements, management services ‎agreements, asset and share ‎sale agreements (M&A), ‎collaboration agreements, and confidentiality and non-‎disclosure agreements. His ‎clients have included a number ‎of life sciences and tech companies as well as not-for-profit ‎organizations, ‎and he has served on boards through the ‎entire life cycle, including involvement with a Canadian ‎tech start-‎up from 1.0 beta testing to a high multiple, multi-‎million-dollar exit.‎

“I am pleased to welcome James to our Toronto office and to our finance group,” said Robert Seidel, K.C., Canada Managing Partner. “James is a highly accomplished lawyer in the field of banking and secured financing transactions, with extensive experience assisting with cross-border financing structures. He will be an excellent addition to our global finance team.”