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Vickie Wong

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Vickie has extensive experience in acting for both lenders and borrowers in a variety of debt financing arrangements including asset-based loans, bilateral and syndicated financings, franchise financing, first and second lien loans, and project and acquisition financings.

Vickie has also assisted clients with insolvency and debt restructuring matters. Vickie’s experience spans a variety of industry sectors including agriculture, manufacturing, health care, food & hospitality, and retail businesses.

Vickie has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of Banking and Financial Institutions and Asset Based Lending by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. She has also been noted in Legal 500 Canada as a key practitioner and “proactive problem solver”.  Vickie has also been the recipient of the Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Women in Law Award, for 2020 and 2021.

Vickie has been engaged in the legal profession and matters that benefit the larger community. She has spoken at industry conferences as well as client training seminars on various lending, personal property and practise-related topics.  Vickie is also a member of Bay Street Fore a Cause, a not for profit corporation comprised of Bay Street professionals with a desire to give back to their community by raising funds for child and youth-related charitable causes in the Greater Toronto Area.

Education & Memberships

education

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1991
University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
McMaster University, B.A.

Memberships

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
American Bar Association

Professional & Community Involvement

Member, Bay Street Fore a Cause

representative work

Canadian counsel to a syndicate of lenders in respect of US$600 million cross-border, asset-based loan facilities made available to a large North American retailer

Counsel to the lender in connection with a $95.5 million acquisition and working capital financing, relating to the acquisition of a particle board and panel products business

Counsel to a syndicate of lenders in respect of a $60 million secured financing, relating to a sponsor funded acquisition of a commercial refrigeration and insulated door and panel business

Canadian counsel to a U.S. private equity fund in connection with asset-based financing obtained in connection with its purchase of certain agricultural related businesses and operations

Canadian counsel to the Administrative Agent for a global syndicate of lenders in respect of a US$1.6 billion secured financing in relation to the acquisition of a North American consumer products manufacturer

Canadian Counsel to the Administrative Agent for a syndicate of lenders in respect of a US$265 million secured financing to a medical products manufacturer

Counsel to the Administrative Agent for a syndicate of lenders in connection with $780 million credit facilities to a borrower in the agricultural sector

Counsel to the Administrative Agent for a syndicate of lenders in connection with $100 million asset-based credit facilities to a well-known North American furniture retailer

Counsel to the lender in connection with $16,500,000 credit facility to a borrower in the food industry

Counsel to the lender in connection with $40,800.000 credit facilities to a borrower in the healthcare services area