Adam Delean

Adam E. Delean

Toronto: 416.865.8232
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB (Silver Medalist), 1988
University of Toronto
BA (Honours), 1985
McGill University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1990


Adam is the co-head of Torys’ Banking and Debt Finance Practice. His practice focuses on corporate banking, leveraged finance and structured finance. Adam represents both lenders and borrowers in transactions which include bank credit facilities, Canadian and U.S. bond financings, structured finance transactions, mezzanine financings and derivatives, with particular expertise in cross-border and international financings. Adam also regularly advises lenders and borrowers on compliance matters related to financing arrangements, and is the chair of the firm’s India practice group.

Representative Work

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Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in banking & finance (2016-2019)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance law (2009-2019) and project finance law (2010-2019)

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in banking (2008-2019) financial services regulatory (2008-2017), capital markets: debt (2015-2019) banking investment management (2018-2019)

Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in banking and financial institutions (2010-2018)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in banking and finance (2008-2018)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance (2015-2018)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in banking and financial institutions (2011-2018), asset equipment finance/leasing (2018), and project finance (2013-2018)

Law Business Research's Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in banking (2012-2015)

Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers—Leading lawyer in banking law (2011-2012)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading lawyer in banking and finance (2012)

Lexpert's Cross-Border Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading cross-border practitioner in banking and financial institutions (2010)