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Secured lending and debt finance transactions have become increasingly complex. Get up to speed quickly with our faculty of experienced lawyers and bankers in a practical, intensive course.

This intensive OsgoodePD course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of loan transactions. Go step-by-step through the essential legal components of a financing transaction, with a focus on the strategic and tactical concerns from each of the borrower’s and the lender’s perspective.

This program will cover:

  • A thorough overview of Canadian debt financing, including an examination of products currently offered and how they reflect the current business climate
  • Working with the commitment letter and term sheet
  • Negotiating and drafting loan documentation from a lender’s or borrower’s perspectives
  • Which clauses of loan agreements are most important and why
  • The objectives and requirements of appropriate due diligence
  • Negotiating intercreditor arrangements and structuring priorities between lenders
  • Strategic and tactical concerns in taking, perfecting and enforcing security
  • What every counsel has to know about the ISDA Master Agreement and Schedule



  • Eric C. Belli-Bivar, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Don Waters, McMillan LLP


Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
November 9 & 10, 2017
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$1,295 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Junior and mid-level lawyers practicing corporate/commercial and financial services law
  • Counsel who practice in related areas who need a solid understanding of loan agreements/transactions
  • In-house counsel at financial institutions, insurance companies, merchant banks, asset-based lenders, leasing companies and credit unions
  • Insolvency, litigation or government counsel seeking to gain a greater understanding of what is market in a secured lending or debt financing transaction
  • Senior Management involved in negotiating secured lending or debt financing deals
  • Documentation, lending and credit officers involved in documenting loans
  • Risk managers at financial institutions

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Program Testimonials from past participants

“Presentations were engaging and well organized.  Very enjoyable overall.”

“Overall, the speakers were excellent, very knowledgeable and able to effectively communicate the material. The topics were relevant.”

“Client/banker’s point of view and industry insights were the best things about this program.”

“Very engaging and intimate, great speakers and important practical skills and real life examples.”

“I liked the format and would recommend this workshop.”

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