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Gary Rose practises corporate/commercial law with a particular focus on banking & finance and insolvency & restructuring matters, as well as regulatory and compliance matters related to financial institutions. He regularly represents banks and other lenders in matters related to their corporate and commercial lending activities. In this regard, Gary has extensive experience in the preparation, review and negotiation of loan and credit agreements, inter-lender agreements, priority and subordination agreements, debentures, mortgages and other security agreements. In addition, Gary represents numerous corporations and partnerships with respect to their debt financing arrangements, from the pre-term stage through completion.

In connection with insolvency and restructuring matters, Gary has experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, receivers and trustees. In this area, he has experience in the preparation, review and negotiation of settlement and forbearance agreements, the vetting of lender security and the enforcement of lender security.

With respect to aviation matters, Gary has experience in representing airlines and lenders with respect to matters relating to financings and leases and related security matters.

In the corporate/commercial area, Gary has experience in general corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of assets and shares, as well as advising on corporate governance issues.

Gary’s work in the banking & finance and insolvency & restructuring areas is informed by his past experience working in the financial services industry. Prior to embarking on his legal career, Gary worked in branch and area management and as a commercial lender with two of Canada's largest banks. Following his call to the Alberta bar, Gary worked as legal counsel to another of Canada's largest banks focusing on matters involving regulatory, compliance and governance matters in respect of financial institutions.

Professional Activities

  • Law Society of Alberta, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

Experience

Experience

  • Counsel to both airlines and lenders in respect of cross-border aircraft financings and related security matters
  • Lead counsel to Earlston Investments Corp. in relation to financing of a cross-border mortgage lender
  • Lead Canadian banking counsel to Tervita Corporation in relation to  its US$2 billion credit facilities
  • Lead banking counsel to Essential Energy Services Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of of Technicoil
  • Lead Alberta banking counsel to Stella-Jones in relation to its US$165,000 acquisition of Tangent Rail Corporation
  • Lead counsel to Ionic Capital in relation to its US$22 million to financing of NiMin Energy to assist in its acquisition of Wyoming oil producing properties
  • Lead counsel to Ionic Capital Corp in relation to credit facilities provided to r Canadian Phoenix and Serrano Energy
  • Lead Alberta banking counsel to BNP Paribas and Bank of America in relation to a US$800 million financing in connection with SemGroup and its emergence  from Chapter 11 and CCAA restructuring
  • Lead Alberta to Caisse de dépôt in relation to a $100 million loan to Transcontinental Printing
  • Lead Alberta counsel to HSBC Bank Canada in relation to CCAA proceedings involving Victoria Park Limited Partnership
  • Lead Alberta counsel to a major creditor in connection with CCAA proceedings involving K2 Developments
  • Lead counsel to Ionic Capital in relation to a $42 million loan to to Marble Point Energy to assist in the acquisition of various Saskatchewan oil and gas assets
  • Lead Alberta banking counsel to North Castle Partners in relation to its acquisition of World Health Club
  • Lead counsel to Quest Capital Corp. in relation to credit facilities provided to Northern Sun Exploration
  • Lead counsel to Quest Capital Corp. in relation to credit facilities provided to Longbow Resources for the purchase of certain oil and gas properties
  • Lead counsel to Quest Capital Corp. in relation to credit facilities provided to Altima Resources for the purchase of certain oil and gas assets
  • Lead counsel to Quest Capital Corp. in relation to credit facilities provided to Silverwing Energy to complete its Tomahawk Farm-in extension
  • Lead counsel to Canadian Western Bank in relation to a revolving demand credit facility provided to Pyramid Petroleum
  • Lead counsel to Quest Capital Corp. in relation to a US$3 million bridge loan facility provided to TransAtlantic Petroleum
  • Lead Canadian banking counsel to a United Kingdom subsidiary of a Canadian based oil & gas corporation in respect of a syndicated U.S.$120,000,000 credit facility for which a major United Kingdom bank acted as agent
  • Canadian counsel to an international lender in its role as agent for a syndicate of lenders in respect of the $100,000,000 Canadian portion of a $1,500,000,000 credit facility granted to an international glass container and plastic packaging manufacturer
  • Lead counsel to a major Canadian bank in respect of a $29,000,000 bi-lateral credit facility granted to a large regional retailer
  • Lead counsel to a major Canadian Bank in its role as agent for a syndication of lenders in respect of a $415,000,000 credit facility granted to a major oil & gas trust
  • Lead counsel to a major Canadian bank in respect of a $25,000,000 bi-lateral credit facility granted to a regional oilfield waste clean-up, transportation and disposal services business
Gary Rose, Lawson Lundell Photo
Calgary
t 403.218.7532
f 403.269.9494
Vancouver
t 604.631.9211
f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

  • Laura Forrest
  • Legal Assistant
  • T: 403.218.7547

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 2000

Education

University of Alberta, LLB (1999)

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