Edward J.T. Wang

Edward J.T. Wang  

Partner

Executive Summary

Edward Wang is a partner in our Financial Services Group as well as a member of our China Focus Group. He has acted for lenders (various financial institutions and private lenders) and borrowers in a variety of debt-financing and lending transactions, including leveraged buy-out financings, aircraft acquisition and financing, multi-jurisdictional lending transactions, syndicated loans transactions, asset-based lending, and within the context of business combinations, corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. Edward also regularly acts for creditors, insolvency professionals, and debtors in various insolvency and restructuring proceedings including those under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

Edward also has experience in China-related financing and insolvency matters that are based in Canada. Edward speaks both Mandarin Chinese and English. He was born in Beijing, China, where he lived for a number of years.

Representative Work

  • 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 including Darford International Inc. (Receivership); Azure Dynamics Corporation (CCAA); Blackburn Developments Ltd. (CCAA); BAK Battery Canada Ltd. (BIA Bankruptcy); Yukon Zinc Corporation (CCAA); Caffe Artigiano (BIA Proposal); Shoes.com (Receivership and BIA Bankruptcy);
  • Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a US$300,000,000 and a CAD$50,000,000 cross-border syndicated financing of a leading agricultural produce grower and supplier;
  • Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a $125,000,000 syndicated financing of the leveraged acquisition by a leading cold storage and logistics business of another leading cold storage and logistics business;
  • Acted as lender's counsel in a $35,000,000 senior secured financing of the leveraged acquisition of an aviation services company;
  • Acted as lender's counsel in establishing a $50,000,000 capital call facility for a leading private equity firm;
  • Acted as lender's counsel in a $52,000,000 senior secured financing of the leveraged acquisition of certain retail assets through proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act;
  • Acted as borrower’s counsel in a $110,000,000 holding company financing of a leading global renewable energy (wind energy and geothermal) company;
  • Acted as lender’s counsel in a $17,500,000 leveraged buyout financing of a manufacturer of geotechnical, mining and environmental products;
  • Acted as lender’s counsel in a $48,000,000 financing of an underground excavation and road building contractor;
  • ​Acted as counsel for the lending syndicate in a $100,000,000 syndicated financing in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a leading supplier of industrial mineral product;
  • Acted as lender's counsel in a $55,000,000 asset-based financing of a leading distributor serving the energy and mining industries;
  • Acted as lender's counsel in a $50,000,000 senior debt financing of a mining services company;
  • Acted as counsel (financial services matters) to an aviation services company in connection with a $250,000,000 equity investment and asset acquisition by another aviation services company;
  • Acted as borrower's counsel in an $80,000,000 senior debt financing of an aviation services company;
  • Acted for a variety of lenders and borrowers in several large lending and corporate finance transactions including multi-jurisdictional lending transactions, syndicated loans transactions, and secured convertible debt securities issuances;
  • Acted for a variety of lenders and borrowers with small- and medium-market lending transactions, with particular focus on aircraft, equipment, and real estate financings.

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Aircraft Financing," PPSA 2015 Update, CLE Society of British Columbia, February 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Strategies for the Sinking Ship," Commercial Leasing: Course Materials, CLE Society of British Columbia, May 2013.
  • Author, "IP Protection and Wage Increases are Among Business Challenges," Business in Vancouver (Asia Pacific section), May 2012.
  • Author, "Canada" chapter, China Outbound Investments, CCH Hong Kong, 2011 (with Lily Wang and Rahim Esmail).
  • Author, "Canada" chapter, Creditors' Rights in Insolvency Proceedings:  A Practical Guide for Smaller Practitioners, INSOL International, 2011 (with Patrick McCarthy and Magnus Verbrugge).
  • Author/Speaker, "Be Heard and Be Fair:  Procedural Fairness at the Local Government," Pacific Business and Law Institute Conference, April 2010 (with P.D. (Don) MacDonald).

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Banking and Finance Law).