BLG announced that Christine Mason has joined the banking and financial services group as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office.
Mason’s practice focuses on financing and insolvency transactions. She joins a growing list of lawyers at BLG who practise both lending and insolvency, bringing complementary skills from one practice to the other.
Mason represents lenders and corporate borrowers in domestic and international transactions, including bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition financing, project financing, asset-based lending and real estate financing, and she acts for creditors, debtors, trustees and receivers in restructuring and insolvency matters.
Her insolvency experience allows her to focus on key aspects of negotiating loan transactions, while her lending experience greatly assists in spotting any security issues in insolvency matters.
“I am pleased that Christine has chosen to join BLG as a partner in the financial services group,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “Her legal expertise along with her international experience will further strengthen our remarkable group.”
“Christine is a welcome addition to our team,” stated Donald Bird, national practice group leader of the banking and financial services group. “Her comprehensive experience in lending and insolvency and her legal acumen will benefit the group and the firm’s clients.”
Mason is a graduate of De Montfort University in England, where she received her postgraduate diploma in law in 1998. She received a master’s in law from the University of Nottingham in 1999. She was admitted to the England and Wales bar in 2002 and the Ontario bar in 2009. She originally trained and qualified at a leading U.K. law firm.