Elly Seddon  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Elly Seddon is a senior associate in our Financial Services Group. Elly focuses her practice on debt financing, commercial lending and bankruptcy & insolvency.

She 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 particular focus on asset-based lending, real estate financing, financing of technology companies and film financing. 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.

Elly is fluent in both French and Farsi.

Representative Work

  • Acted as Canadian counsel for syndicate of lenders in C$603-million cross-border financing of port terminal facility.
  • Acted as lead counsel for syndicate of lenders in US$300-million and C$55-million cross-border financing of agricultural produce grower and supplier.
  • Acted for senior lender in C$40-million financing of natural wellness products company.
  • Acted for group of debtors in C$33-million financing of retail chain of restaurants.
  • Acts for Royal Bank of Canada in financing of commercial income producing properties secured by mortgage-backed securities in Western Canada.
  • Regularly acts for institutional lenders, private lenders and debtors in a range of secured financing transactions, with a particular focus on commercial lending, asset-based lending, real estate finance, film finance and commercial transactions involving the acquisition of shares or assets.
  • Acted as debtor's counsel in numerous restructuring, receivership and bankruptcy proceedings, including Shoes.com, Technologies Inc., Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. and Flying Cameras Inc.
  • Experience in bankruptcy and insolvency related matters, acting for both creditors and debtors involved in restructurings, bankruptcies and proposals under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "Building Efficiency Gains in Lending," BLG's Financial Services Group National Symposium, October 2016.
  • Speaker, "Top 10 Legal Risks for Business," RBC Client Seminar, February 2016.
  • Speaker, "Securities 101," BLG U, September 2015.
  • Speaker, "Bitcoins: What Are They and What Are the Legal Implications of Using Them?" BLG U, May 2014.
  • Co- Author, "Provincial Legislation is of Paramount Importance: The Doctrine of Supreme Court of Canada's Recent Interpretation of the Doctrine of Paramountcy," International Corporate Rescue, Volume 13, Issue 4.
  • Volunteer Editor, British Columbia Personal Property Security Act Practice Manual.