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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2

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Year of Call

Ontario, 1997


LL.B. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 1995

B.A. (Hons), Western University, 1990

Charles Newman

“Attention to detail, accuracy and problem-solving skills."
Client Testimonial, Chambers Canada

Charles Newman is a partner in the Financial Services Group and a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Infrastructure teams. His practice focuses on all types of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including cross-border transactions, project/infrastructure financings, syndicated loan transactions, asset-based and real estate based lending matters. Charles also does extensive work in the subordinated and convertible debt areas (representing both borrowers and lenders) and in the areas of restructuring and treasury management.

A few examples of Charles’ work include:

  • Representing Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation in relation to the Highway 407 East Extension project (Phase 1 expected to be open to traffic in late 2015 and Phase 2 expected to be fully completed by 2020)
  • Representing New Gold Inc. with the refinancing of its $300 million senior secured credit facilities
  • Representing Hilco (UK) Ltd. its purchase of $130 million of the Kraus Group's debt and security from three secured lenders
  • Acting for the Federal Government of Canada, through the Ministry of Natural Resources, in connection with its credit substitution guarantee of the $6.3 billion project financing for the Muskrat Falls and Maritime Link portions of the Lower Churchill River Hydro Electric Projects
  • Advising Silver Wheaton on the security and intercreditor aspects of its purchase of silver and gold production from HudBay Minerals
  • Representing Sprott Power Corp. in its $61 million debt financing for the Amherst, Nova Scotia Wind Power Generation Project, a joint venture with Firelight Infrastructure Partners
  • Assisting Harley Davidson Canada in connection with its renewal of syndicated credit facilities totalling US$675 million to support its and HDFS Canada’s commercial paper program and to fund its and HDFS Canada’s lending and other operations in Canada
  • Acting for the Federal Government of Canada, through Industry Canada, in connection with the refinancings of both General Motors and Chrysler
  • Acting as Canadian counsel for Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, in their capacities as co-lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in respect of their financing of the $1.37 billion acquisition of Gateway Casinos Income Fund and Gateway Casinos Inc. by New World Gaming Partners Ltd., a joint venture owned by Macquarie Group Limited and Crown Limited (formerly Publishing and Broadcasting Limited)
  • Acting extensively for the Return on Innovation Capital group of funds in connection with their investments in equity, quasi-equity and qualified debt obligations
  • Routinely acting on behalf of numerous lenders, borrowers and receivers in connection with special accounts, work-out related, security enforcement and receivership files in an insolvency and restructuring context

Client Commentary

  • “Very dependable, knowledgeable across many industries and very approachable, with an easy-to-work-with style.” – Chambers Canada (Banking & Finance)
  • “Attention to detail, accuracy and problem-solving skills." – Chambers Canada (Financial Services)
  • “He has done a great job - he is very professional and very easy to deal with." – Chambers Canada (Financial Services)
  • "He is responsive, knowledgeable, practical and efficient." – Chambers Canada (Financial Services)
  • “Clients commend him for his proactive and knowledgeable approach.” – Chambers Global (Financial Services)

  • Chambers Canada 2016-2019 (Banking & Finance)
  • Chambers Global 2018 (Banking & Finance)
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Infrastructure & Projects)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014–2019 (Banking and Finance Law; Asset-Based Lending)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • INSOL International
  • The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships