James Mathers

James Mathers is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais. James specialises in representing banks and other lenders in loan transactions and insolvency matters. He has also represented major corporations as borrowers in loan transactions. James has particular experience in syndicated loans, loans secured by worldwide assets of borrowing groups, loans relating to takeover bids, loans to communications companies and resource companies, subvented financing programs for automobile manufacturers, loans secured by pledges of publicly traded securities, and preparation of model documents for lending programmes.

James was leader of the financial services group in our Toronto office from 2000 to 2005. He is recognised by national and international legal rankings publications as a leading lawyer in banking and finance.

James has been recognised in the 2014 and 2013 editions of Euromoney/Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers and as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2013 Lexpert® Special Edition on Global Mining. He was selected by peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Banking and Finance) and recognised in the 2014 and 2013 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Banking and Financial Institutions). He has a peer review rating of 4.4 out of 5 in Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished'.

Practice areas


  • International Panel


  • Queen's University: BA (Hons) (1st class), Mathematics & Economics, 1977; LLB, 1980

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