With broad experience leading capital markets transactions on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and internationally, David brings legal acumen and market insights to help move clients’ goals and business strategy forward.
David is co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on domestic and cross-border equity and debt public offerings and private placements. He regularly advises clients on continuous disclosure, corporate governance and financial institution regulatory matters.
David has deep experience with financial institution regulatory capital instruments, including limited recourse capital notes, the bank recapitalization (bail-in) regime by the Government of Canada, and non-viability contingent capital (NVCC) instruments.
David also has substantial experience advising public companies, family offices, private equity and pension funds on acquisitions, dispositions, shareholder arrangements and reorganizations.
The ‘completely unflappable’ David Seville is viewed by clients as ‘smart, hard-working and capable…he has delivered every time.’
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity, and insurance: transactional & regulatory
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets: equity, private equity and M&A
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and securities law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities and private equity
David works on a pro bono basis with Right To Play International and Bay Street Sports. He also worked on a pro bono basis on the formation and launch of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.