Peter E. Murphy: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

Peter E. Murphy

Partner
Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416 863 4503

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Practice Areas

  • Bank Transactions and Regulations
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Project Development
  • Project Finance
  • Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Financial Institutions
 
University Queens University, B.A., Hons, 1975
 
Law SchoolQueens University, LL.B., 1978
 
Admitted1980, Ontario
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Peter's practice focuses on 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 also has management responsibilities, including as a member of the National Board, Canada Region.

Peter's practice includes:

(i) Banking/corporate financing, including syndicated financings, cross-border multi-currency transactions, project financings, aircraft financing and leasing, and LBO financings

(ii) Bank Act regulatory advice to both domestic and foreign financial institutions (including foreign bank entry, subsidiary incorporation and bank amalgamation)

(iii) Trade finance/documentary credit transactions (domestic Canadian and international)

(iv) Structured financings, including asset-backed securitizations, receivables purchases, and synthetic leases

(v) Loan workouts, security enforcement and insolvency/debt restructuring for financial institution clients in court restructurings and bankruptcies of corporate debtors

Experience

• Counsel to HSBC Bank Canada on numerous financings (both Global Banking & Markets as well as Commercial Banking) including for ClubLink Corporation ULC golf course financings

• 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

• Advising a syndicate of lenders providing US$1.275 billion credit facilities to one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies

• 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

• 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 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

• Acted for a syndicate of lenders in providing senior secured credit facilities to Canada's largest golf club owner and operator, secured by charges on several golf course properties

• Frequently acting as Canadian counsel for foreign clients and foreign law firms in connection with cross-border financings

Recognition

• 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 Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 and 2014 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Banking and Finance

• Recommended by The 2012 and 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Banking and Financial Institutions Law

• Recognized by Chambers Global: The Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance

• Recognized as a leader in Banking by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012

• Recommended by PLC Which lawyer? in the PLC Finance Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012 in the area of Finance Law

Activities and Affiliations

• Member, International Insolvency Association

• Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement and Pro Bono

• Has been actively involved in firm management including as Co-Chair of Student Recruitment, member of the Partnership Advisory Board and then the Constitutional Review Committee, and is currently a member of the National Partnership Board

• Pro bono work for Habitat for Humanity

• Pro bono work for various charities

• Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto Law School teaching a course: Debt Financing and Debt Restructuring from 1990 to 1998

• Instructor at business-related seminars for clients

Presentations

• 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

 
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Peter E. Murphy

77 King Street West, Suite 400
TorontoON M5K 0A1
 

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