Jennifer Wasylyk* is a partner, Co-Chair of the Banking & Specialty Finance Group and Co-Chair of the Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Group at Cassels. Jennifer acts on behalf of both borrowers and lenders in a broad range of domestic and international corporate finance transactions. She has extensive experience structuring and negotiating secured and unsecured transactions, syndicated facilities, project finance facilities, asset-based lending transactions, alternative finance structures and complex intercreditor arrangements. Jennifer has particular expertise in the natural resources field and regularly works with both lenders and resource companies in the mining sector. She has worked at the Ontario Energy Board, Canada Energy Regulator, and Alberta Energy Regulator. Jennifer has completed the Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law and the Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk and the Law. Jennifer is recognized as a leader in her field by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing) and Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance Law). In 2023, Jennifer was named a Lexpert Rising Star, an award that celebrates Canada’s leading lawyers under 40.
Jennifer’s experience includes acting for:
- Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. in connection with its US$2 billion sustainability-linked credit facility
- Orla Mining Ltd. in connection with its US$125 million project finance facility and its US$150 million secured credit facility
- Atlantic Gold Corporation in its $115 million project finance facility, $20 million equipment finance facility and US$150 million revolving credit facility
- Lundin Mining Corporation in connection with its US$1.75 billion revolving term facility
- Sandstorm Gold Ltd. in connection with its sustainability-linked credit facility
- Yamana Gold Inc. in connection with its credit facility, certain gold, silver and copper streaming agreements and the issuance of senior notes
- The Government of Canada, in connection with a 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 past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Energy Law Section and is also a member of Women in Mining. Jennifer was previously a sessional professor at Queen’s University Law School where she taught courses on commercial law and the Personal Property Security Act.
*denotes Professional Corporation