Miller Thomson’s Structured Finance Group is comprised of senior securities and corporate practitioners who have extensive experience in structured finance transactions and in the development of new structured products. Our team has participated in many structured finance transactions, notably the restructuring of the Canadian asset-backed commercial paper market that was successfully accomplished in 2009.
We provide advice to a diverse client base that includes investment dealers, banks, other financial institutions, major corporations, pension funds, private equity and hedge funds and other market participants.
Our Structured Finance lawyers bring to bear extensive business and legal experience, ensuring that our clients’ transactions are carried out practically and with optimum efficiency.
Our Group includes lawyers who are focused on the private equity and investment funds areas, both of which have been growing markets for structured finance products and services. The Group is supported by other teams across the country in all relevant practices, including tax.
Our specific services include:
Asset securitization structures have almost infinite variety and include securitizations based on mortgage loans, trade receivables, automobile lease receivables, equipment lease receivables, real property, rents and others. We have broad experience in all forms of asset securitization and our Group is able to assist with any aspect of these transactions, including the origination of assets, creation of special purpose vehicles, due diligence, issuance and underwriting of asset securitizations, both on a public and private placement basis.
The market for financial products has grown increasingly diverse and sophisticated as an enormous range of new and diverse instruments have been brought to market in the past several years. Our lawyers have broad experience in all financial products and have acted for financial institutions, corporations, investment funds, investment banks and others in relation to their structuring and sale.
Derivative products comprise a wide range of financial instruments whose performance is based on an underlying asset or instrument, including market indices, commodities, currencies, baskets of targeted equities, foreign exchange or futures contracts. In addition to applicable securities laws, derivative products associated with commodities entail the special registration and other requirements associated with commodities futures legislation.
Our Group has assisted in the development, structuring and offering of a wide range of derivative products. This experience enables us to provide practical and effective solutions to clients in all areas involving derivative products.