Alison Manzer is a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in the financial services practice group. Her practice includes a broad range of practice specialties in finance and regulation of financial services. Alison chairs the Project Finance and Development Committee and the Programs Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, and is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and American Bar Foundation, and president of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. She is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School for the LLM program in international finance. Alison has an LLM, an MBA and an MSc (Business Research) and is currently completing her DBA thesis at Henley Business School. Alison has been recognised as a leading lawyer by several of the peer ranking publications such as Lexpert, Chambers, IFLR and Best Lawyers. She is a practical law adviser and the author of several legal books and articles.