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About Alexis

Alexis focuses primarily on syndicated debt, structured financing and distressed financings, acting for both domestic and international financiers and debtors. He has significant experience with structuring and documenting distressed financings, equipment financings, leveraged financings, asset-based financings, franchise financing arrangements, margin loans, securitizations, receivables financings and hotel financings.

Alexis is the co-leader of the Firm’s Public Sector Crisis & Compliance group. He advises on public and political law issues, including lobbying matters, gifting rules, conflict of interest regimes, access to information disclosures, election finance rules and more.

Alexis has served as an adjunct professor of public law and decision-making at Osgoode Hall Law School and has been a Law Society lecturer on doing business with the Canadian public sector. He has also served as a political strategist for several current and former senior federal, provincial and municipal public-office holders.

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Recent representative matters that Alexis has worked on include advising:

  • Financing parties in providing debt financing in respect of Platinum Equity's acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity for C$4.95-billion

  • Aareal Bank AG in connection with a C$716-million syndicated financing for a group of Canadian hotels

  • A leading Canadian manufacturer on a C$1.2-billion leveraged financing from a syndicate of lenders

  • A syndicate of lenders on a leveraged financing in respect of a major Canadian mineral company

  • A leading Canadian retailer on asset-backed revolving credit facilities

  • A leading Canadian forestry company on an asset-based financing by a global financing company

  • A leading global finance company on equipment financings to a prominent Canadian manufacturer

  • A leading vehicle manufacturer and global financial institution on the securitization of vehicle leases

  • A leading securitization trust, as purchaser, and a major insurance company, as investor on the securitization of receivables, with a vehicle financing company as seller

  • A leading transportation company on a vehicle acquisition financing facility

  • Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership on an investment grade financing provided by a syndicate led by the Bank of Nova Scotia

  • Williams Scotsman Corporation on a revolving credit facility transaction in connection with the US$1.2-billion acquisition of Modular Space Holdings, Inc.

Awards & Recognition

Alexis was named a 2019 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40. He is also recognized in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024: Administrative and Public Law; 2016–2021, 2023–2024: Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2022–2023 (Banking, Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization, Asset Finance)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2019, 2021–2022 (Consistently Recommended – Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Asset Securitization, Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2016–2018, 2020–2021 (Banking, Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization, Asset Finance – Highly Recommended)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2005
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2004
BA, Queen's University at Kingston – 2001

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