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Alex Riccetti Photo
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Alex Ricchetti is building a growing financial services law practice with a focus on commercial debt financing, syndicated lending and acquisition financing. He also has significant expertise in public-private partnerships (P3), asset-based lending, project financing and securitizations.

Advising major banks, private equity firms and domestic and international corporations, Alex acts for clients in domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional financings.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to VanCity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) in connection with the project financing provided to Noventa Energy Partners for the development of the $42.9 million energy transfer project to be constructed at Toronto Western Hospital, part of the University Health Network (UHN).
  • Counsel to the Bank of Canada, Canada’s central bank, in connection with the amendment and/or establishment and implementation of the Bank’s Emergency Lending Assistance facility and the Standing Term Liquidity Facility, which facilities provide for liquidity to financial institutions in Canada in specified circumstances
  • Counsel to the design-build joint venture in connection with the successful closing of the $4.6 billion project financing transaction to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario LRT Project in Ontario
  • Counsel to Bellwyck Packaging Inc. in connections with its credit facilities provided by a syndicate of lenders, with Bank of Montreal as agent
  • Counsel to Shawcor Ltd. in connection with its US$500 million credit facilities provided by a syndicate of lenders, which facilities are guaranteed by subsidiaries in over 15 countries
  • Restructuring of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. – Lead counsel to the ABL Lenders with respect to the US$250 million revolving ABL facility and Canadian counsel to the Term Agent with respect to the US$285 million term loan facility, in each case, provided to Algoma Steel Inc.
  • Finch West LRT (Light Rail Transit) Project – Counsel to bond underwriters and bank lenders on the $2.5 billion project to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new 11 kilometer dedicated light rail transit extension in Toronto, Ontario
  • Counsel to the lender in connection with $128.4 million project financing transaction to design, build and finance the Regional Express Rail – Cooksville GO Station


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a ‘One to Watch’ in the area of Banking and Finance Law
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Prize, Western University, Faculty to Law

Education & Admissions

Called to the Ontario bar
JD (cum laude)Western University
B.Sc. (Honours)University of Guelph


Insights (5 Posts)

Featured Insight

Cash is King – Taking Control over Cash Collateral

In secured lending transactions, a debtor's cash may form part of the lender's general security or may be deposited with a financial institution to support certain contingent obligations (such as outstanding letter of credits)

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Jan 18, 2022
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Blocked Account Agreements in Canada – Back to Basics

A BAA is useful for lenders relying on cash collateral in secured lending transactions. We discuss the nature and function of BAAs in the common law provinces.

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Aug 31, 2021
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The Cessation of the 6-month and 12-month CDOR Tenors

Refinitiv announced that the calculation and publication of the 6-month and 12-month tenors of CDOR would cease indefinitely effective as of May 17, 2021.

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Dec 17, 2020
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Banking Regulation 2019

Banks in Canada have been continuously recognized as amongst the soundest and safest across the globe.

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Mar 28, 2019
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New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

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Nov 22, 2016