Jennifer Wasylyk is a partner in the Banking & Specialty Finance Group at Cassels. Jennifer represents borrowers and lenders in a variety of domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance matters, including secured and unsecured lending transactions, project finance, asset-based lending and syndicated loans. In addition, Jennifer’s experience includes general corporate and reorganization matters. Jennifer has extensive energy and regulatory experience and regularly works with both lenders and resource companies in the mining sector. She has worked at the Ontario Energy Board, Canadian Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board) and Alberta Energy Regulator. Jennifer also previously worked as an engineer at an isooctane production facility in Alberta.
Some of the transactions in which Jennifer has been involved include acting for:
- Tahoe Resources Inc. with respect to a US$150 million revolving credit facility
- Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. with respect to certain silver streaming projects, including HudBay Minerals Inc.’s 777 Mine and Constancia Project; and with respect to a US$1 billion revolving credit facility and a US$1.5 billion bridge credit facility in connection with certain gold purchase agreements
- Yamana Gold Inc. in connection with gold, silver and copper streaming agreements with Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; and on their credit facility and in connection with the issuance of senior notes
- The Government of Canada, in connection with a $5 billion global bond financing for the construction and development of the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility and Labrador-Island Link to be built on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador
- The Government of Canada, in connection with a $1.3 billion bond financing for the construction and development of the Maritime Link Project, a high voltage direct current transmission line to be built between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador
Jennifer is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Energy Law Section and was previously a sessional professor at Queen’s University Law School where she taught courses on commercial law and the Personal Property Security Act.