Cherie Mah

Cherie Mah  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Cherie Mah is a senior associate in our Financial Services Group in our Vancouver office. Cherie focuses her practice on commercial lending and insolvency & restructuring.

Cherie has been involved in large corporate finance transactions, including multi-jurisdictional lending transactions and syndicated loan transactions, as well as small- and medium-market lending transactions, with an emphasis on real estate and construction financings. She has also been involved in various insolvency-related matters, including restructurings, bankruptcies and receiverships under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and foreclosures. Cherie is conversational in Cantonese.

Representative Work

  • Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers of senior secured notes and senior secured floating rate notes in connection with the acquisition in the amount of NOK 6.5 billion by Albain Bidco Norway AS of the EWOS group of companies (the leading producer of salmonid feed worldwide) from Cermaq ASA.
  • Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a $100,000,000 syndicated financing in connection with the acquisition of a leading supplier of industrial mineral product;
  • Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a $150,000,000 syndicated financing of a run of river hydro project;
  • Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a $350,000,000 syndicated financing of a multi-carrier mobile phone retailer;
  • Acted as local counsel for the lending syndicate in a $50,000,000 syndicated financing of an oil exploration company;
  • Acted as borrower’s counsel in a $35,000,000 asset-based financing of a wood products company;
  • Acted as borrower’s counsel for various medium-market refinancings of one of the largest participants in the North American retirement housing and long term care business;
  • Acted for a variety of lenders and borrowers with small- and medium-market lending transactions, with a particular focus on real estate and construction financings; and
  • Acted for creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals in a number of insolvency, restructuring and realization proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Author, update to the British Columbia Mortgages Practice Manual, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015
  • Co-Author, "Lenders: Be Aware of Potentially Shorter Limitation Periods for Enforcing Demand Loans," BLG Financial Services/Commercial Real Estate Bulletin, July 2015.
  • Speaker, “The Benefits & Risks of Lending to Restructuring Companies”, BLG’s Financial Services Seminar, September 2013.
  • Speaker, “The Indalex Case,” BLG U, April 2013.
  • Contributing Author, update to the British Columbia Personal Property Security Act Practice Manual, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2012