Jill R. Pereira 

Jill R. Pereira

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.893.7645
e: jill.pereira@mcmillan.ca

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Jill is a Partner in the Financial Services Group and practices in McMillan's Vancouver office.

Jill's practice focuses on acting for both borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional debt financing transactions, including the finance of complex infrastructure (p3) and other projects, corporate and mid-market commercial lending, acquisition finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate finance and mezzanine lending. She has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities to natural resource-based clients and to businesses that operate in the real estate development, gaming and technology sectors. She also advises clients on general banking and treasury matters and a wide range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues.

Representative Matters

  • Advised West Fraser on its US$200 million cross-border financing in connection with acquisition of the Gilman Group of Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the amendment and restatement of its existing combined US and Canadian revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of CDN$500 million.
  • Advised Graham Commuter Partners General Partnership with first municipal projects completed in Saskatchewan valued at approximately $252 million. Financing was comprised of both short-term and long-term credit facilities.
  • Advised British Columbia companies, both public and private (including junior exploration companies), in connection with the financing of mining activity, in Canada, Mexico, Mongolia, South America and Kazakhstan
  • Advised a private lender in connection with a mezzanine refinancing of a major hospitality chain
  • Advised a British Columbia IT and management consulting services company, and its US affiliate, on a cross-border, multi-jurisdictional ABL facility
  • Advised the lenders to a consortium in connection with its response to Partnerships BC's RFP for the $1.42 billion project for the design, build, finance and operation of the Evergreen Line in British Columbia
  • Advised the lenders to the successful proponents of two hospital redevelopment projects in Ontario: London Health Sciences Centre and the Windsor Regional Hospital
  • Advised the consortium on financing issues related to the design, construction and maintenance of a hospital outpatient facility in Surrey, BC
  • Advised the lenders in connection with credit facilities for the development and construction of two of the largest mixed use real estate development projects in BC
  • Advised a Canadian-based public auctioneering company including its global subsidiary operations in connection with the refinancing of its corporate debt
  • Acted for the lenders in connection with a revolving and tranche B term loan credit facilities to a Canadian gaming company and its US and Canadian operating subsidiaries
  • Advised a US-based private equity group on cross-border issues related to the financing and subsequent insolvency of a Canadian gaming company and its Canadian operating subsidiaries
  • Advised a BC forestry company and its subsidiaries in connection with a syndicated credit facility of C$352 million
  • Advised two financial institutions, one a Schedule II Bank and the other a BC credit union, in connection with the sale of their respective insurance subsidiaries
  • Advised BC's largest credit union on a wide range of commercial and treasury-related matters, including those related to its credit and prepaid card business, the sale of its residential mortgages and the negotiation and documentation of various corporate level credit facilities

News

Les avocat.e.s de McMillan obtiennent 41 classements dans 10 domaines de pratique dans l'édition de 2021 du guide IFLR1000 en droit financier et en droit des affaires
Les avocat.e.s de McMillan obtiennent 41 classements dans 10 domaines de pratique dans l'édition de 2021 du guide IFLR1000 en droit financier et en droit des affaires
McMillan cité 114 fois dans le répertoire Best Lawyers in Canada 2021
62 avocats de McMillan cités dans le répertoire The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory de 2020
23 avocats de McMillan figurent dans le répertoire IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide de 2019
Les avocats de McMillan classés dans le répertoire IFRL1000 Financial and Corporate Guide de 2018
West Fraser réalise l'acquisition de Gilman Building Products
West Fraser réalise l'acquisition de Gilman Building Products
Les avocats de McMillan figurent dans le guide de 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers recognized as leading Canadian lawyers in global mining by Lexpert
Les avocats de McMillan bien classés dans le répertoire IFRL1000 Financial and Corporate Guide de 2016
Les avocats de McMillan sont bien représentés dans le répertoire Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

Education

  • University of Calgary, LLB - 1997
  • University of British Columbia, BA - 1994

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 1998

Practices

Les Technologies Financières
services financiers
financement des entreprises
capital d'investissement
financement de projets
partenariats public-privé (PPP)
financement immobilier
conformité réglementaire
prêts garantis et crédit consortial
construction

Industries

banques
secteur des aliments et boissons et agroentreprise
immobilier commercial
énergie
exploitation minière
partenariats public-privé (PPP)

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association, Banking, Real Property and Business Law Subsections
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Association of Women in Finance
  • Women's Executive Network

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2020 as a Rising Star in Banking and Financial Services
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 as a Rising Star in Banking and Financial Services
  • Recognized in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2016-2018 as a rising star in the area of Banking
  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2015/16 Lexpert Special Edition on Global Mining
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 as a leading lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending
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Jill is a Partner in the Financial Services Group and practices in McMillan's Vancouver office.

Jill's practice focuses on acting for both borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional debt financing transactions, including the finance of complex infrastructure (p3) and other projects, corporate and mid-market commercial lending, acquisition finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate finance and mezzanine lending. She has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and documenting credit facilities to natural resource-based clients and to businesses that operate in the real estate development, gaming and technology sectors. She also advises clients on general banking and treasury matters and a wide range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues.

  • Advised West Fraser on its US$200 million cross-border financing in connection with acquisition of the Gilman Group of Companies from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the amendment and restatement of its existing combined US and Canadian revolving credit facilities in the aggregate amount of CDN$500 million.
  • Advised Graham Commuter Partners General Partnership with first municipal projects completed in Saskatchewan valued at approximately $252 million. Financing was comprised of both short-term and long-term credit facilities.
  • Advised British Columbia companies, both public and private (including junior exploration companies), in connection with the financing of mining activity, in Canada, Mexico, Mongolia, South America and Kazakhstan
  • Advised a private lender in connection with a mezzanine refinancing of a major hospitality chain
  • Advised a British Columbia IT and management consulting services company, and its US affiliate, on a cross-border, multi-jurisdictional ABL facility
  • Advised the lenders to a consortium in connection with its response to Partnerships BC's RFP for the $1.42 billion project for the design, build, finance and operation of the Evergreen Line in British Columbia
  • Advised the lenders to the successful proponents of two hospital redevelopment projects in Ontario: London Health Sciences Centre and the Windsor Regional Hospital
  • Advised the consortium on financing issues related to the design, construction and maintenance of a hospital outpatient facility in Surrey, BC
  • Advised the lenders in connection with credit facilities for the development and construction of two of the largest mixed use real estate development projects in BC
  • Advised a Canadian-based public auctioneering company including its global subsidiary operations in connection with the refinancing of its corporate debt
  • Acted for the lenders in connection with a revolving and tranche B term loan credit facilities to a Canadian gaming company and its US and Canadian operating subsidiaries
  • Advised a US-based private equity group on cross-border issues related to the financing and subsequent insolvency of a Canadian gaming company and its Canadian operating subsidiaries
  • Advised a BC forestry company and its subsidiaries in connection with a syndicated credit facility of C$352 million
  • Advised two financial institutions, one a Schedule II Bank and the other a BC credit union, in connection with the sale of their respective insurance subsidiaries
  • Advised BC's largest credit union on a wide range of commercial and treasury-related matters, including those related to its credit and prepaid card business, the sale of its residential mortgages and the negotiation and documentation of various corporate level credit facilities