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The Corporate Counsel Guide to Banking & Credit Relationships, Second Edition + CD-ROM
By: Alison R. Manzer, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., M.B.A., D.B.A. candidate, Jennifer Wasylyk
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Banking law for corporate counsel

Corporate lending and borrowing continues to become increasingly complex. Let The Corporate Counsel Guide to Banking & Credit Relationships, Second Edition clarify the relationships between banks and other financial service providers and their customers. This newly updated edition also provides you with precedents on CD-ROM that you can tailor for your corporate and commercial lending and borrowing matters. Know how to balance the risks and responsibilities when supervising banking and credit relationships The Corporate Counsel Guide to Banking & Credit Relationships, Second Edition explains your role in supervising banking and credit relationships. You'll arrive at a clear understanding of the areas in which you can provide due diligence and input into documentation for services provided. Inside this book you'll find an overview of all the most common banking and finance relationships that corporate counsel need to understand - from secured and unsecured lending to bankruptcy and insolvency, from leasing to alternative methods of financing. The Corporate Counsel Guide to Banking & Credit Relationships, Second Edition also provides a detailed and practical examination of the obligations, rights and common requirements of both lenders and borrowers in a credit relationship. You will be equipped to understand:
  • What banking service is being provided and the documentary needs for those services
  • The obligations, rights and common requirements of lenders and borrowers in a credit relationship
  • Responsibilities between borrower's and lender's counsel, and know what is reasonable to expect in the relationship (a checklist is provided)
  • The differences when dealing with a financial institution that is not a bank under the Bank Act, such as a credit union or insurance company, and know to review the contracts in order to advise as to duties, responsibilities and risk of loss
  • How to draft contract documents with the appropriate protections against risk in place
Sample precedent documents required for banking and credit arrangements are contained on the accompanying CD-ROM. These precedents serve as guidelines to what should be expected as a fair and reasonable balancing of the risks, responsibilities, duties and liabilities of the parties to a credit relationship. New in this edition Fully revised chapters on
  • Banking
  • Electronic Banking, including developments in online and electronic banking
  • Loan Transactions
  • Guarantees
  • Non-traditional financing sources
  • Insolvent Companies, including a discussion of:
    • Companies' Creditors Arrangements Act
    • Privately Appointed Receivers
    • Financing for insolvent companies
    • Debtor in possession financing
New chapters on
  • Public Markets for Debt in Canada
  • Derivatives, Securitization, and Syndication
New and revised precedents
  • Loan Commitment Documents
    • Commitment letter
    • Term sheet – Secured Revolving Loan
    • Fee letter
  • Secured Loan Checklist and Closing Agenda
  • Due Diligence checklist
  • Customer Identification Form
  • Know Your Client Considerations
  • Loan Agreement
  • Short and Long Form General Security Agreements
  • Guarantee
Table of Contents Table of Cases Introduction 1. Banking 2. Electronic Banking 3. Loan Transactions 4. Guarantees 5. Non-Traditional Financing Sources 6. Public Markets for Debt in Canada 7. Derivatives, Securitization, Syndication 8. The Insolvent Company 9. Precedents
About the Author
Alison R. Manzer, B.Sc., LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M., D.B.A. CANDIDATE, is a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Her practice encompasses a broad range of commercial practice in the financial services sector, including financial institution regulation, corporate and commercial lending, asset-based financing, securitization and structured finance, private equity, project finance, asset finance and leasing, business reorganization, syndicated lending and related areas, with a significant portion of her practice involving multi-jurisdiction transactions.

Reflecting the multinational nature of her practice, Ms. Manzer is a member of several committees of the American Bar Association and chairs Project Finance Committee, President of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys and a fellow of each of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Manzer has lectured extensively on legal matters, particularly with regards to financial institution issues, and is the author of many books and over 200 articles on legal topics for various publications. Ms. Manzer has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada and in Banking and in Asset Finance by several of the peer ranking publications such as Lexpert, Chambers Global, American Lawyer, IFLR, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Expert Guide and Euromoney. Ms. Manzer is also an Adjunct professor of International Finance (LLM) at Osgoode Hall Law School and Practical Law advisor.

Jennifer Wasylyk is a lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. She represents borrowers and lenders in a variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance matters, including secured and unsecured lending transactions, project finance, asset-based lending and syndicated loans. Ms. Wasylyk also has extensive energy and regulatory experience and regularly works with both lenders and resource companies in the mining sector. Ms. Wasylyk is the secretary of the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Natural Resources and Energy Law Section and a sessional professor at Queen's University Law School where she teaches courses on commercial law and the Personal Property Security Act. In addition, Ms. Wasylyk is the author of several books and articles on various commercial law matters, including project finance, asset based financing, and rail equipment financing and security.
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