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.”