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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 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

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Law Society of Upper Canada Prize, Western University, Faculty to Law

Education & Admissions

2017
Called to the Ontario bar
2016
JD (cum laude)Western University
2012
B.Sc. (Honours)University of Guelph

Publications

Insights by Alex Ricchetti (3 Posts)

The Cessation of the 6-month and 12-month CDOR Tenors

Dec 17, 2020

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.

Banking Regulation 2019

Mar 28, 2019

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

New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

Nov 22, 2016

New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations