Jennifer Wasylyk* is a partner in the Banking & Specialty Finance Group at Cassels. Jennifer acts on behalf of both borrowers and lenders in a variety 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, syndicated loans and complex intercreditor arrangements. Jennifer has extensive natural resources, 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, Canada 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:
- Orla Mining Ltd. in connection with its US$125 million project finance 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$800 million revolving term facility with a US$200 million accordion option
- Tahoe Resources Inc. with respect to a US$150 million revolving credit facility
- Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. with respect to a US$1 billion revolving credit facility and a US$1.5 billion bridge credit facility and in connection with certain gold and silver purchase agreements
- Yamana Gold Inc. in connection with certain gold, silver and copper streaming agreements 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 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