Daniel A. Leslie
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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Daniel Leslie is a New York- and South Africa-qualified banking and finance lawyer based in Toronto. He is a member of the business law group and he advises on financial transactions and regulatory law in relation to financial institutions, corporate and commercial entities, as well as new technologies. He acts for lenders and borrowers in complex secured and unsecured lending transactions, including international and cross-border financings, syndicated loan transactions, project financings and debt restructuring transactions. He is versed in both financial and economic regulations that impact certain key industries, including banking, FinTech, gaming and e-Sports, securities and corporate finance, real estate, with deep experience in international anti-money laundering, international sanctions and anti-corruption compliance practice across Canada, the US and Europe.
Daniel is the author of the internationally acclaimed textbook, Legal Principles for Combatting Cyberlaundering, and he earned a Ph.D. in international anti-money laundering regulation. Daniel's experience includes leading, implementing and reviewing financial crime programs, such as conducting business-wide risk assessments.
Daniel had previously worked with another global law firm and, prior to that, he served as a legal officer at the International Criminal Court.
- New York 2014
- South Africa 2017
Lundin Gold on the closing of its US$350 million senior secured project finance debt facility, used to fund the development and construction of the Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador
An asset manager and investor in connection with a US $415 million project financing
ICICI Bank in connection with a US $90 million loan refinancing
Citibank in connection with certain letter of credit facilities
Advised an international development finance institution with a US$100 million financing made available to a state utility in Zambia for the funding of the 750MW Kafue River Hydroelectric Power Project (Lower Dam) in Zambia
Advised a development finance institution on its participation in a US$100 million gas (CBM) exploration, development, and production in South Africa. Core tasks include reviewing and drafting amendments to farm-out and joint development agreements
The Canadian branch of a prominent US financial institution on a its anti-money laundering/KYC remediation strategies
Certain Canadian affiliates of US financial institutions on certain anti-money laundering/anti-corruption matters, including on strategy and compliance with cyberlaundering
Certain US and European bank branches in Africa who are recipients of banks for donors in connection with anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance programs
A UK-listed financial institution on a complete overhaul of its anti-money laundering compliance framework
Publication | December 11, 2019
Publication | June 26, 2019
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Publication | September 2018