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Sterling H. Dietze

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Sterling H. Dietze
Law Practice
Sterling Dietze is a partner in the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott with the Banking and Corporate Finance Group. His practice involves all aspects of institutional financing and banking. Mr. Dietze has acted for borrowers and lenders in various financing transactions. Such transactions have included gold loans, securitizations, syndicated loans and participation agreements, asset-based financing, infrastructure financing, international financial transactions, project financing and financial derivative products. Mr. Dietze has also acted as counsel to foreign financial institutions in respect of the financial regulatory environment in Canada and the Province of Quebec and as special international counsel to a Presidential Commission in Haiti for the reform of secured transaction laws.

He was directly involved in the drafting of standard form security documentation for one of the major Canadian chartered banks in light of the reform of Québec civil law. He has also given numerous conferences in respect of his areas of practice.

Mr. Dietze is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

He is included in the following publications:

  • The 2017 Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a recommended lawyer in Banking & Finance: Securitisation.

  • International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 as a leading lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets: Securitisation.

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Banking & Financial Institutions.

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, September 2016.

  • Named Montréal Equipment Finance Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 and 2013.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in the banking and finance, structured finance, project finance and equipment finance law sectors.

  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, banking and financial institutions (2016).

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016, as a leading practitioner in the banking and financial institutions (including financial institutions regulatory), asset-based lending, asset securitization, finance leasing, derivative instruments, infrastructure law and project finance sectors.

  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Attorney 2016 in the project finance sector.

  • The 2016 Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a recommended lawyer in Banking & Finance: Securitisation.

  • Named Montréal Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2016.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2015 in the Banking and Finance sector.

  • Named Montréal Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2011.

Professional Activities
Mr. Dietze is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Law Society of Upper Canada. In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and of the InterAmerican Bar Association. Mr. Dietze is also a member of the Montréal office's Continuing Legal Education Committee and Gender Balance Initiative.

Université de Montréal (B.C.L. Honours, 1990), University of Toronto (LL.B. Honours, 1989), Queen's University (M.A. Economics, 1986) and Université Laval (B.A. Economics, 1985). He was recipient of a Bourse spéciale de maîtrise du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada in 1985 and recipient of the Bourse d'échanges bilingues en études canadiennes in 1983.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1996
Québec, 1991

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