- London School of Economics and Political Science, Master in International Business Law, LL.M. (1992)
- Called to the Barreau du Québec (1991)
- LL.L., University of Ottawa (1990)
Keyvan Nassiry is a partner in the Financial Services and Real Estate Law strategic teams. He has deep expertise in Canadian and cross-border financing transactions. He has significant experience in asset–based lending, syndicated loans, securitization, equipment financing and leasing, real estate financing, factoring, inter-creditor relations and other aspects of banking and financing law.
Mr. Nassiry regularly acts for Canadian, American and off-shore banks, asset–based lenders and other financial institutions as well as borrowers in connection with complex secured and unsecured credit facilities.
Mr. Nassiry is featured in Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and in the Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. He is also featured in the Best Lawyers in Canada peer review guide. The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory recognizes Mr. Nassiry among Quebec’s most frequently recommended practitioners in asset-based lending. Mr. Nassiry is currently the President of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA - Montreal Chapter).
- "Asset-Based Lending - Selected Legal Issues in Canada-US Cross-border Deals," Lexpert Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada, October 2006.
- "The Law of Guaranties - a Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law", Quebec chapter.
- Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys (ACFA)
- Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
"Introduction to Factoring," 10th Annual Conference on secured lending, Insight, 2010.
"Analyse du financement sur actifs : obtenir le capital recherché pour subvenir aux besoins de votre entreprise," Cinquième conférence avancée sur le financement et les sûretés, Canadian Institute, 2008.
"Le prêt sur actifs," Eighth conference on secured lending, Insight, 2008.
"Drafting and negotiation of loan and security documents" - Insight - 7th Annual Conference on secured lending - 2007.
"Drafting of the Loan Agreement" – Insight – 6th Annual Conference on secured lending - 2006.
"Practical Aspects of Financings" – Insight – 5th Annual Conference on secured lending - 2005
"Tracing the Life of a Loan - Giving it Out & Getting it Back," Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Legal Education - 2003
"Négociation d’un financement et d’une hypothèque" – Montreal’s Young Bar Association - 2000.
Lead counsel to a U.S. hedge fund with respect to its Cdn$27,000,000 financing of a luxury hotel in Montreal through entities established in Delaware and Nova Scotia.
Lead Canadian counsel to one of the largest truck and trailer rental businesses in North America with respect to a US$550,000,000 syndicated facility and a US$200,000,000 Term B secured note indenture entered into as part of its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Lead counsel to a privately-held U.S. real estate investment and financial services company with respect to its Cdn$44,000,000 financing of a luxury hotel in Montreal through a vehicle based in the Channel Islands, UK.
Lead counsel to an American asset-based lender with respect to a Cdn$60,000,000 senior credit facility to a leading North American carpet manufacturer.
Lead counsel to the largest non-bank financing company in North America with respect to a Cdn$40,000,000 credit facility to a Canadian apparel manufacturer.
Lead counsel to a joint venture between Société générale de financement du Québec (SGF) and the leading provider of natural gas services and the largest pipeline company in North America with respect to US$60,000,000 secured revolving and term facilities for the restart and expansion of a petrochemical plant in Montreal.
Lead counsel to an American asset-based lender with respect to a US$50,000,000 secured revolving facility to the second largest coastal woodland operator in British Columbia.
Lead counsel to a joint venture between - Société générale de financement du Québec (SGF) and a Norwegian multinational with respect to a US$18,000,000 secured term facility for the construction of a manufacturing plant near Montreal for the supply of aluminum wheel suspension components to General Motors.
Lead Canadian counsel to a syndicate of American and UK lenders with respect to a US$180,000,000 credit facility to a leading provider of drug development services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Lead Canadian counsel to a syndicate of American lenders with respect to US$300,000,000 credit facilities to an American multinational for the acquisition of a Montreal cable manufacturer.
Lead counsel to an American financial institution with respect to a US$25,000,000 asset-based facility to a Canadian mining corporation for the acquisition of a US competitor.
Lead counsel to an American factor with respect to factoring arrangements (including a US$30,000,000 revolving accounts receivable and inventory financing) for a Canadian manufacturer of gift wrap and garden furniture.
Lead counsel to a Schedule I bank with respect to the purchase of a junior CDN$15,000,000 secured term loan to a Montreal-based customs brokerage business.