Making client service his top priority, Trevor Morawski uses his experience, instinct, technical know-how and industry knowledge to get deals done.
Trevor Morawski is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Group in the Calgary office. With a focus on secured and unsecured credit transactions, he advises borrowers, lenders, administrative agents, and entities on matters involving financial services and derivatives contract law. He also has experience in restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, M&A and project finance matters.
While he frequently works with financial institutions based across Canada and overseas, Trevor also provides his Alberta-based clients with detailed knowledge of the local economic atmosphere and market drivers. He partners with clients to understand their businesses from the inside out and gets to the heart of their issues. Combining his business acumen with technical know-how and tenacity, Trevor goes above and beyond to always deliver the best possible outcome for his clients.
- MUFG Bank, Ltd. and SMBC: Advising the agent and a syndicate of lenders on a C$121 million project financing to be used for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 40 MW wind power energy generation facility of Grand Valley 2 Limited Partnership in Ontario.
- National Bank of Canada: Advising the bank as administrative agent, lead arranger and lender on a C$31 million project financing used for the development, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the 15 megawatt Brooks Solar Power Plant located near Brooks, Alberta
- Confidential client: Acting as counsel to Schedule 1 banks in the provision of financing for First Nations and trusts created by First Nations, including operating lines of credit, housing loans, capital expenditure loans and project financing.
- French bank: Advising with respect to Canadian security matters, registrations and opinions in connection with the US$150 million financing being made available to, among others, a Canadian entity.
- Canadian Chartered Bank: Advising the administrative agent and a syndicate of lenders, on a C$210 million syndicated project financing used for the development, installation, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of the 33 MW Narrows Inlet Hydro Project located 75 km northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Canadian Chartered Bank: Acting as counsel to the administrative agent and the lenders in connection with the C$215 million project financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of the 58.32 MW Bow Lake wind power project. The Bow Lake wind power project is owned by a limited partnership with the Batchewana First Nation and BluEarth Renewables as limited partners and currently represents the largest economic partnership between a First Nation and a wind energy developer in Canada.
- Grain terminal operator: Advising the administrative agent and the syndicate of lenders for C$35 million aggregate secured credit facilities for construction expansion and operation of their ethanol fuel facility, expansion of rail lines and for other working capital purposes.
- Agricultural services provider: Advising the administrative agent and the syndicate of lenders on C$65 million aggregate secured credit facilities for an agricultural services provider with operations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, for the purposes of capital expenditures, acquisition term loan and other general working capital purposes.
- Confidential client: Acting as counsel on the C$350 million refinancing of a corporation's asset-based credit facility. The corporation's operations include several agricultural and petroleum retail outlets throughout western Canada.
- Confidential client: Acting as counsel to the administrative agent and the syndicate of lenders with respect to a C$122 million secured credit facility for the financing of the River Cree Resort and Casino, a casino, hotel and sports complex located in Edmonton, Alberta and subsequent refinancing that included C$45 million senior debt term facility and C$200 million high-yield cross-border bonds; this deal marks the first time a Canadian First Nation-owned company issued cross-border bonds.
- Bank of Montreal: Advising as administrative agent and a syndicate of lenders with respect to a C$375 million cross-border financing for DirectCash Payments Inc.
- Syndicate of lenders: Advising a syndicate of 12 lenders with respect to revolving credit facilities in a principal amount of C$1 billion made available to a construction contractor.
- Confidential clients: Acting as counsel to Schedule 1 banks in the provision of floor plan financing, demo financing, lease financing, real estate financing, and/or operating lines of credit of C$10-$15 million for various auto, RV, and heavy truck dealerships.
- Energy services entity: Acting as counsel with respect to a C$80 million asset based lending credit facility.
- China Development Bank: Advising on a C$352 million secured credit facility to Canadian Royalties Inc., a subsidiary of Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co. Bank.
- Royal Bank of Canada: Acting as agent to the lenders, in connection with the C$420 million refinancing for St. Clair Energy Centre, a 584 MW combined cycle, natural gas-fired energy generation facility in Ontario, Canada. The refinancing included long term interest rate swap contracts with RBC, Union Bank, Natixis, Bayern LB, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as the swap providers.
- RBC and syndicate: Acting as counsel to Royal Bank of Canada, Natixis, New York Branch and a syndicate of other lenders with respect to the C$252 million project financing by Le Plateau Wind Power LP for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 138.6 MW wind power generation facility in the MRC d’Avignon, Quebec.
- Confidential Client – Financing Emissions Credits: Advising a lender on a $24 million revolving credit facility made available to a borrower. A portion of the borrowing base is determined based on the valuation of emissions credits owned by the borrower and registered on The Alberta Emission Offset Registry.
Trevor also regularly advises clients operating in the Alberta’s energy and agricultural sectors, and has significant experience with deals involving First Nations stakeholders. His practice includes structuring, negotiating and documenting secured and unsecured credit transactions, including corporate credit loan syndications and project financing. Trevor routinely acts for financial institutions and other entities on derivative contract matters, including hedging arrangements entered into in connection with project financing.
Trevor is a member of the Calgary Bar Association and the International Energy Credit Association. He received his MBA and LLB from the University of Alberta, in 1999 and 2000 respectively.
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