Faraz Siddiqui

Industry Expertise

Aviation & Travel
Construction, Infrastructure & Real Estate
Digital Economy
Energy
Entertainment & Events
Financial Services
Franchising, Agency & Licensing
Healthcare
Hospitality, Food & Beverage
Insurance
Logistics
Privacy & Risk Management
Private Capital
Retail & Consumer
Start-ups
Technology & Media
faraz@argentumlaw.com
Faraz is a Canadian qualified lawyer focusing on technology, investment, M&A, corporate and project finance as well as general commercial transactions. Faraz started his legal career in Toronto at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, a leading Canadian law firm and has experience advising clients across MENA at all stages, from enterprise clients to early-stage ventures. In addition, Faraz is the cofounder of a direct-to-consumer apparel brand based out of Pakistan. As an entrepreneur himself, Faraz understands the importance of commercially actionable advice and has a knack for getting stuff done.

Selected representative roles and matters:

  • Advising Emirates Flight Catering in connection with general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising Sirocco Heineken on general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising MMI in connection with its foreign investments.
  • Advising Hakkini, a technology enabled marketplace for mental health services targeting the Middle East in connection with general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising SOLE DXB in connection with general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba Group and its portfolio companies on general corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advising Unique Fabricating Inc. in its acquisition of Intasco Corporation for $27.5 million and a related $62 million senior credit facility.
  • Advising Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of a US$1.4-billion Northleaf global private credit program. 
  • Advising West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in WIND Mobile, a Canadian wireless telecommunications provider. 
  • Advising Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with the private placement in the US and Canada of US$400 million guaranteed senior unsecured notes due 2020 and 2022.
  • Advising Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in connection with its $14.5 million acquisition of 19.93% of all of the outstanding and issued shares of G4G Capital Corp.
  • Advising an ultra-high net worth client (borrower) in connection with the highest margin loan extended in Canada at the time.

Education

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
Juris Doctor
Windsor, Ontario,
Canada 2014


University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Arts and Science
Bachelor of Science in Biology
London, Ontario,
Canada 2009

Languages

English (Native)
Urdu (Native)

Bar Admission

Canada (Ontario), 2015

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