Eric is a partner in the Finance Group in the Toronto office and acts on ‎all types of debt and finance matters for lenders, borrowers, funds, ‎sponsors, regulated financial entities and international financial ‎institutions.  Eric is experienced in all types of financings, including:‎

  • Cross-border multi-jurisdictional syndicated and bilateral ‎credit facilities
  • Derivatives, including ISDA documentation and practice ‎
  • FINTECH, including Payment System Facilitators and Processors
  • Structured Finance including securitization transactions, ‎receivables financing and factoring
  • Acquisition financing, especially private equity acquisitions and ‎financing.‎
  • Incorporation of domestic banks and registration of foreign ‎banks, and Bank Act (Canada) regulatory compliance
  • Public/Private (P3) financings

Eric is also experienced and advises financial services clients (including those involved in Fintech) ‎on ‎the regulatory compliance regimes applicable to money-laundering, bribery and corruption, and ‎‎sanctions, as well as the relevant applicable legislation including the Proceeds of Crime (Money ‎Laundering) and Anti-Terrorism Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  In the course of ‎representing such clients, Eric has had ‎significant dealings with regulatory bodies including the Office ‎of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis ‎Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), the Ontario Securities ‎Commission (OSC), the Financial Services ‎Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRO), and the Financial Consumer ‎Agency of Canada (FCAC).‎

Eric is called to the bars of British Columbia and Ontario and holds a B. Comm. (Hons) from UBC and ‎an LLB from McGill University.‎

Eric has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers (Canada) and ‎the Legal 500 Canada Guide as a leading banking and finance practitioner.  He has also been ‎recognized as a leading lawyer in the Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms published by ‎the International Financial Law Review and, for several years, as an Acritas Star.  ‎

Eric is a member of the firm’s Finance Group, the International Financial Services Group, the Global ‎Derivatives Group, Blockchain/Digital Assets Group and the Retail Sub-Sector.