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Richard
Higa

Partner

Toronto

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 416-601-7858

2316

Law School

University of Western Ontario

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1990

Richard Higa is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Toronto and is the Chair of the McCarthy Tétrault’s Project Management Committee. His practice focuses on all aspects of structured, acquisition and cross-border financings, including debtor-in-possession financings, asset-based lending, bilateral and syndicated financings, Term B loans, second lien loans, private equity, mezzanine financings, note and bond financings, as well as securitization. Richard represents a number of large Canadian and foreign banks and other financial institutions.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • Acted for Maple Acquisition on the $1.6 billion financing of its acquisition of TMX Inc. (which was rated by Lexpert as the "2012 Deal of the Year");
  • Acted for Chrysler Canada on the $2.3-billion government financing;
  • Acted for Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion and National Bank on their $3-billion term loan to Manulife Financial Corporation;
  • Acted for Norbord Inc. on its placement of $240 million of high yield notes;
  • Acted for CIBC with respect to $15 million asset based financing of a manufacturing company; and
  • Acted for GE Capital on a $1.1 billion asset based financing of Hudsons Bay Company.

Richard is a regular conference speaker, including: the Intensive Course in Commercial Loan Finance and Security, and the Commercial Loan Finance and Security Annual Conference.

Richard received his LLB from the University of Western Ontario in 1988.