Jim brings decades of banking and finance experience and an international perspective in corporate and securities law, offering clients tailored solutions for structured finance and securitizations.
Jim has broad market knowledge and experience advising on securitizations, public and private managed products, structured asset-backed financings and derivatives. He supports clients in developing securitization structures and products on Canadian and cross-border transactions.
Jim is recognized as a leading lawyer in securitization matters and is a co-author of the Canada Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation, published by Global Legal Group, London.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation|
|2010-2022||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation|
|2022||IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets: structured finance and securitisation|
|2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Structured finance law lawyer of the year in Toronto|
|2008-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in structured finance law and corporate law|
|2011-2023||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in asset securitization and corporate finance, securities and derivatives|
Jim is an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches commercial law.
Before he joined Torys, Jim practised in the international securitization group of a major U.K. law firm based in London, where he advised on debt refinancing, RMBS and CDO transactions.