Richard Ngo is an associate in the Banking & Specialty Finance Group at Cassels. Richard’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including representing lenders and borrowers involved in domestic and cross-border lending transactions, equipment and acquisition financings, and corporate reorganizations. His experience also includes corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border insolvencies and restructurings.
Richard is also a co-author of:
- Law in International Finance (Thomson Carswell)
- Establishing a Business in Canada (Thomson Reuters)
- Derivatives Laws and Regulations Canada (Global Legal Group)
Richard’s representative experience includes acting as counsel to:
- New Gold in the sale of Mesquite Mine to Equinox Gold Inc. for gross proceeds of $158 million
- KPM Industries Ltd. and King Shotcrete Equipment Inc. in the sale of its packaged materials business to Sika Canada Inc. and Sika Corporation
- HSBC Bank Canada in connection with a $23.5 million credit facility in favour of Solis Foods Corporation Inc., Vivian Group Inc., and 1610830 Alberta Ltd.
- PharmHouse Inc. on a $80 million syndicated credit facility led by Bank of Montreal, one of the first syndicated debt deals in the cannabis sector involving multiple Schedule 1 banks
- The Coca-Cola Company regarding regulatory and licensing matters in its transaction involving Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited acquiring Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company
- Integrated Private Debt Fund V LP in a $45 million senior secured term loan with Lighthouse Finance
Richard received his J.D. from the University of Windsor. During law school, he volunteered at Community Legal Aid, representing underserviced community members in criminal, provincial offences and landlord-tenant matters, as a caseworker, and then as a litigator. He was also a member of the Peer Mentorship Program, acting as a mentor to first year law students.
Richard graduated with Distinction from the University of Toronto, where he received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Criminology.