Peter's practice is primarily banking and financial services law. He is repeatedly recognized as one of Canada's leading banking/financial services lawyers in various national and international directories.
As a partner in the Financial Services Group at Dentons' Toronto office, he acts for a number of Canadian domestic financial institutions and foreign banks. In addition to his transactional practice, Peter has also held a number of senior management responsibilities at Dentons Canada.
•Advising the Agent and a syndicate of lenders to a Canadian oil company in connection with a $1.275 billion syndicated facility, which was structured to incorporate loan guarantees from Export Development Corporation
•Counsel to HSBC Bank Canada on numerous financings (both Global Corporate Banking as well as Commercial Banking) including for ClubLink Corporation golf course financings, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canadian Tire, Brookfield
•Counsel to bank syndicate in the refinancing of a $304 million term credit facility for Putnam Acquisition Financing LLC
•Counsel to a syndicate in connection with the refinancing of a $400 million secured credit facility to a leading wireless product and service provider
•Counsel to a leading energy and infrastructure services provider in connection with the restructuring of its US$850 million syndicated credit facility
•Counsel to Canadian bank client, as Canadian Agent and Lender in $1,020,000,000 syndicated credit facility to ACCO Brands Corporation
•Counsel to a syndicate of lenders led by Morgan Stanley Funding Senior Funding, Inc. in connection with an $800,000,000 syndicated credit facility for Microsemi Corp.'s bid for Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.
•Counsel to a syndicate of lenders in providing a $400,000,000 revolving credit facility to Union Gas Limited
•Acted for numerous foreign banks in obtaining a variety of different regulatory consents or exemption orders in connection with their entry into Canada, or acquisition of Canadian businesses, or the operation of their business in Canada, or the conversion of a bank subsidiary into a foreign bank branch
•Acted for a large Canadian financial institution client in unwinding leveraged aircraft lease structures and disposing of aircraft in connection with an airline insolvency
•Acted for a syndicate of lenders in providing US$1.3 billion acquisition financing to a large US based multinational in its acquisition of Canada's largest vintner and wine seller
•Acted for a Japanese bank in connection with the amalgamation of its Canadian subsidiary with the Canadian subsidiary of another Japanese bank
•Frequently acting as Canadian counsel for foreign clients and foreign law firms in connection with cross-border financings
•Recognized by Chambers Global as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance (2005 - 2015)
•Recognized by Who's Who Legal Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking (2007-2014)
•Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Banking and Finance Law (2006-2015)
•Recognized by Expert Guides in the areas of Banking, Financial and Transactional Law: Banking (2013, 2014) and Banking, Financial and Transactional Law: Project Finance (2013, 2014)
• Consistently recommended by the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Banking and Financial Institutions Law
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
•Recognized by the 2012 and 2013 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Who's Who Legal) in the area of Banking Law
•Recommended by PLC Which lawyer? in the PLC Finance Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012 in the area of Finance Law
•Lectured and wrote materials for various groups, including the Institute of Canadian Bankers, the Canadian Bar Association, Insight Educational Services and Pacific Rim Advisory Conference