Summary of Legal Experience
Ron practises general business and corporate law, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, banking and financing transactions, regulation of financial institutions, public private partnerships and corporate restructurings. He has practiced for more than 35 years. Ron also advises on lending and compliance matters including syndications, derivatives, securitizations and letters of credit. Ron’s particularly expertise in project finance is in the transportation, real estate, mining, forestry, aeronautics and distribution sectors. Ron is also active in advising insurance companies and captive insurance companies.
Ron has a practical, results orientated, yet creative approach to legal problems. Ron has a unique blend of experience in international and domestic transactions. Ron represents numerous privately owned businesses, many of whom are involved internationally.
External Recognition of Legal Expertise
- Afforded highest peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell (“av” rating).
- Recognized by LexPert as one of Canada’s repeatedly recommended lawyer in the field of corporate and commercial law.
- Listed as a banking specialist in 2010 Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers (www.expertguides.com) (one of 48 in Canada).
- Recognized by 2010 The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Banking Law (one of 13 in British Columbia).
- Listed as a Canadian Leading Lawyer in the field of Corporate Law by LawDay.
Legal Association Memberships
- American Bar Association Section on International Practice – Vice-Chair of the Secured Transactions and Insolvency Division.
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
- International Bar Association
- Inter-Pacific Bar Association
- Union Internationale des Avocates
- Fellow of the Congress of Fellows of The Center for International Legal Studies
- Institute for Corporate Directors
- Chair of Board of Directors and Chair of Executive Committee, British Columbia International Financial Centre
- Chair, Canadian Captive Insurance Association – Legislative Committee
- Honorary Consul of Luxembourg for British Columbia
- Legal Counsel to the British Consulate in British Columbia
- Regional Director, Canada Eurasia Russian Business Association