Matthew Lippa

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Matthew Lippa

Matthew Lippa


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Matthew Lippa's practice covers all aspects of corporate finance, with an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional and cross-border structured financings. He acts for Canadian and international financial institutions and borrowers in lending transactions, including asset-based lending, syndicated financings, covered bonds and notes, insolvency and restructuring and project finance.

Matthew regularly advises clients on general corporate matters, regulatory matters and commercial contracts. He also has experience acting for issuers and underwriters in connection with prospectus offerings, private placements and commercial debt programs.

Matthew worked with us both as a summer student and as an articling student before joining us as an associate. During his articles, Matthew completed a secondment in the legal department of The Bank of Nova Scotia.

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J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
B.A.(Hons.), York University, 2007

  • Ontario 2011

Mr. Lippa has acted for the following clients:

  • Royal Bank of Canada in its €32 billion global covered bond programme, including initial registration with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation under Part I.1 of the National Housing Act (Canada), and various issuances in USD, CAD, EUR, GBP and AUD currencies
  • Wells Fargo in connection with a $375 million asset-based revolving credit facility in favour of Stelco Inc., concurrently with the acquisition of U.S. Steel Canada Inc. by Bedrock Industries pursuant to a court-supervised restructuring process
  • Bank of America with a $200 million cross-border asset-based revolving credit facility in favour of Bauer Hockey Ltd, in connection with the sale of substantially of the assets of Performance Sports Group Ltd to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for US$575 million, pursuant to court-supervised bankruptcy proceedings
  • Parq Holdings Limited Partnership, Paragon Gaming and Dundee Corporation in connection with a US$415 million financing for a new Vancouver casino
  • J.P. Morgan with establishing $290 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facilities in favour of Brooks Brothers
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with a senior secured asset-based credit facility in an aggregate amount of $25 million in favour of Grafton-Fraser Inc.
  • Alamos Gold Inc. in connection with US$400 million senior secured credit facilities provided by The Bank of Nova Scotia
  • A Belgian agrochemical company with its entry into the Canadian market by way of acquisition of a Canadian company
  • Royal Bank of Canada with the acquisition of Athena Energy Group, a market-leading natural gas supplier in Quebec
  • Merrill Lynch with the extension of foreign offerings into Canada, including Nordea Bank's US$25 billion medium-term note program, DNB Boligkreditt's US$12 billion covered bond programme and Jaguar Land Rover's US$500 million 5.625% senior notes
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Banking and Finance Law, 2022-2023; Asset-Based Lending Practice, 2023
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2020-2022: recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions; 2021-2022: recommended in Asset-Based Lending
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada


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