Mike R. Tallim

Mike R. Tallim
Telephone: 416 815 4246
Fax: 416 360 8877

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Mike Tallim is an associate in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock. In his practice, Mike assists lenders and borrowers with domestic and cross-border commercial, mid-market and syndicated lending transactions, including real estate, project financing and energy sector financings.

From January to June in 2019, Mike spent time seconded with Bank of Montreal’s derivatives legal group, where he assisted on drafting and negotiating a broad range of derivatives contracts. Since returning from secondment, Mike has advised a range of clients on financial derivatives-related matters.

Prior to joining Cassels Brock, Mike articled and was an associate with a leading international firm. In addition, during law school, Mike served as an intern for two leading law firms in, respectively, Thailand and Myanmar. Here, his work focused primarily on project financings, intergovernmental lending, and incorporating foreign held entities within Myanmar, including one financial institution. Mike also served as an intern for the British Columbia Securities Commission in their Capital Markets Regulation Division.

Representative Experience

  • Advising Corus Entertainment Inc. on the financing arrangements for its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media Inc. and the redemption of its existing senior unsecured notes, including a $2.3 billion syndicated term loan and a $300 million revolving credit facility
  • Advising National Bank of Canada, as administrative agent, and lenders in the $75 million project financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of the 29.2 MW Bull Creek Wind Project in Alberta
  • Advising Toronto-Dominion Bank, as administrator agent, in Morgan Stanley Energy Partners’ Investment in Specialized Desanders Inc.


University of Victoria, J.D., 2014

Carleton University, M.A., 2009

Carleton University, B.Hum., 2006

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

A Warning Regarding Negative Interest Rates

Call to the bar

Alberta, 2015
Ontario, 2017


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


Energy: Oil & Gas and Utilities
Financial Services
Project Finance