Corporate Commercial Part 1: ESG & Sustainable Finance: What You Need to Know; Key Practical Considerations in Federal Government Contracting; Commercial Leasing in a Post-COVID-19 New Normal: Lessons Learned; Priorities Under the PPSA | CPDonline.ca

Corporate Commercial Part 1: ESG and Sustainable Finance: What You Need to Know; Key Practical Considerations in Federal Government Contracting; Commercial Leasing in a Post-COVID-19 New Normal: Lessons Learned; Priorities Under the PPSA

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 1.25
75 minutes
Substantive: 0.0
5 minutes
Published
2022
Presenter(s)
Rachael Belanger
Ben Mills
Tiffany Murray
Laurie Sanderson
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
80 minutes
Price
$129.00 plus tax
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Tiffany Murray, Ben Mills, Laurie Saunderson, Rachael Belanger present Corporate Commercial Part 1: ESG and Sustainable Finance: What You Need to Know; Key Practical Considerations in Federal Government Contracting; Commercial Leasing in a Post-COVID-19 New Normal: Lessons Learned; Priorities Under the PPSA

Presenters

Rachael Belanger

Rachael  Belanger’s practice focuses on debt financing, insolvency and regulatory matters. She represents lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, including: • domestic, cross-border and international financing • first and second lien credit facilities • project and acquisition finance • re-financings and bond financings • other debtor-creditor issues Her regulatory practice focuses on banking, lending and financial technology Rachael also represents secured creditors, debtors and court-appointed officers in insolvency proceedings. 

Ben Mills

Ben Mills practices in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, and international trade with a particular focus on commercial/contractual matters in the context of public sector procurement. Ben regularly appears before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal in administrative law, trade and commercial matters involving the Government of Canada. Ben is recognized by Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Canada, the Legal 500 Canada as a leader in the field of public procurement. In that regard, he advises clients on all aspects of federal, provincial and municipal government contracting, including strategic planning, bid preparation, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, contract/pricing audits, bid challenges, access to information disputes and litigation. Ben has conducted litigation on behalf of clients in several of the largest dollar-value procurements in Canada over the past two decades.

Tiffany Murray

Tiffany Murray is a partner in our Banking & Financial Services Group. Her practice includes secured lending, project finance, financial institution regulation, and structured finance and securitization. In addition to her secured lending experience, she has a unique skill set that combines knowledge in Indigenous law, corporate law and trust law and has niche expertise in structuring transactions to facilitate security packages for secured lending transactions involving First Nations and other Indigenous peoples, including project finance transactions. She also advises on various corporate matters relating to First Nations and other Indigenous peoples. Tiffany self-identifies as an Indigenous lawyer and is a member of the Indigenous Law focus group at BLG. Tiffany is also member of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership team. For more than a decade, Tiffany has focused on loans for green and social purposes. Her project finance experience in green energy projects and her affordable housing financing experience makes her uniquely positioned to advise on Sustainable Finance matters. Over the span of four years, Tiffany held various legal roles as in-house counsel at Canada's housing agency, including Acting Director (Capital Markets) and Acting Director for the National Housing Strategy Financing Initiatives where she supported various sectors and the agency's design and delivery of various initiatives to finance affordable housing in Canada.

Laurie Sanderson

Laurie Sanderson is a partner in Gowlings' Ottawa office and head of the Firm's Real Estate National Practice Group. With more than 20 years of experience, Laurie is a recognized expert in the area of commercial leasing. She represents a wide variety of both private and public sector landlords and tenants. Laurie has extensive experience in both P3 and the design build process, in addition to the unique requirements of Crown Corporations. She is also well positioned to give strategic advice in insolvency proceedings. Laurie takes a practical results oriented approach to all matters. Her clients can count on a level of service that is matched only by her expertise. She is passionate about her work and committed to delivering strategic results. She is a trusted adviser to her clients on issues unique to commercial leasing, including: cost recovery and realty tax allocations and reporting obligations; the appropriate selection and application of measurement standards to achieve financial objectives; best practices for securing covenants given the unique treatment of commercial leases in bankruptcy; risk allocation and insurance matters; repair and restoration obligations; environmental due diligence both before and at the conclusion of the term of the lease; operating covenants and radius restrictions. Laurie is recognized in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Real Estate.

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