Jeffrey Rogers 

Co-Chair, Syndicated Finance
Toronto  t: 416.865.7818  |  e: jeff.rogers@mcmillan.ca

Jeffrey Rogers

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7818
e: jeff.rogers@mcmillan.ca

overview

Jeff Rogers is a partner in the firm's banking and financial services group. His practice focuses on complex domestic and cross-border debt financing and restructuring transactions including syndicated lending, leveraged acquisitions, tender offer financing, high yield, asset-based lending, dip lending and subordinated debt. He is a regular speaker at conferences and client in-house training programs on financial transactions and secured lending.

Jeff acts routinely for major Canadian and foreign financial institutions and borrowers on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Representative Matters

Jeff has advised on transactions including financings for: Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, Wind Mobile, Catalyst Paper, CanWest, Chrysler Canada, Albéa Beauty Packaging, Air Canada, The Brick, Gracious Living Corporation, Bass Pro, CPR, Domtar Inc., Ford Motor Company, Great-West Life, Goodyear Canada, Cott Corporation, Liz Claiborne/Fifth and Pacific, Linens n' Things, Manulife Financial Corporation, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Sealy Mattress Company and Western Forest Products.

Publications

Canada Chapter
UPDATE: Amendments to Thin Cap and Withholdings Tax Rules: Good News for Lenders, Better News for Borrowers
CDOR Update: Code of Conduct for Submitting Banks Released
Spotlight on CDOR: What Lenders Need to Know
OCC Releases New Asset-based Lending Handbook
Commercial Loan Finance & Security 2009-2010
Secured Lending in Canada
Asset-Based Lending: Recent Developments of Importance
Insolvency Reform And The Asset-Based Lender
Financial Covenants
Lending to Income Trusts
Roundtable on Leveraged Finance
Contractual Disclaimers of Agent Bank's Liability Toward Participant Banks in Syndicated Loan Agreements Upheld in US
Insight's Asset Based Lending Conference
Negotiating and Drafting Loan Agreements
Perfecting Your PPSA Skills, The PPSA: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

News

McMillan lawyers recognized in US/Canada Cross-Border Guide 2019
60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan Highlighted in both Lexpert's Top 10 Deals and Top 10 Business Decisions
Chambers Global 2019 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
23 McMillan lawyers recognized in 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
32 McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal Canada 2018
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2019 edition of Chambers Canada
65 McMillan Lawyers Named in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan Lawyers Contributed to Five Practice Areas in the 2018 International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
McMillan lawyers recognized in US/Canada Cross-Border Guide 2018
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Chambers Global 2018 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
33 McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal Canada 2017
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2018 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
Margaret McNee recognized as Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year, along with 58 McMillan Lawyers in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Canada Report
McMillan Lawyers Contributed to Six Practice Areas in the International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Chambers Global 2017 has ranked McMillan as a leading law firm in several practice areas
Congratulations to Tennenbaum Capital Partners
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada
McMillan lawyers recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016
61 McMillan lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
McMillan Lawyers featured in the Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan contributes Canadian chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending & Secured Finance 2016
McMillan LLP and Level / Égaliser team up to host Aboriginal youth and lawyers in day of education and inspiration
McMillan lawyers recognized in 2016 Chambers Global
McMillan lawyers rank well in the 2016 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers are well represented in inaugural edition of Chambers Canada
60 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan Lawyers featured in the Lexpert 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Financial Services Group contribute chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance 2015 Edition
McMillan lawyers recognized in 2015 Chambers Global
Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 recognizes 17 McMillan lawyers
McMillan lawyers rank in 2015 IFLR1000 Guide
McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in Canada
Fourteen McMillan Lawyers featured in the Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan contributes Canadian Chapter to ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2014 Edition
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2014 Chambers Global Directory
Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013 recognizes 21 McMillan lawyers
49 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013 Recognizes 44 McMillan Leading Practitioners
Precedent Magazine quotes Jeffrey Rogers and features McMillan's involvement in the Canadian Lawyers Abroad Dare to Dream program
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2013 Chambers Global Directory
Ten McMillan lawyers listed in the 2013 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
47 McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2013 Best Lawyers in Canada
Seven McMillan lawyers featured in the Lexpert 2012 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012 Recognizes 39 McMillan Leading Practitioners
McMillan Lawyers are well represented in the 2012 Chambers Global Directory
Eight McMillan lawyers featured in the 2012 LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
50 McMillan Lawyers recognized in the 2012 Best Lawyers in Canada
McMillan Lawyers are well represented in the 2011 Chambers Global Directory

Education

  • University of Ottawa, LLB - 1992
  • University of Toronto, BA (Hons.) - 1988

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1994

Practices

financial services
secured lending and syndicated finance
security enforcement
private equity
lending syndicates/secured creditors

Industries

banking, finance and insurance
banking

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Turnaround Management Association

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Lawyers Abroad – Dare to Dream Program.

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized by the 2019 Lexpert Guide to the US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as a leading Canadian lawyer in cross-border practices
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized by Chambers Global 2019 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 as Highly Regarded in Banking
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal Canada: 2018 as a leader in Banking
  • Recognized by Chambers Canada 2019 as a leader in Banking & Finance 
  • Named the Best Lawyers 2019 Assets-Based Lending “Lawyer of the Year” in Toronto 
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Finance Law 
  • Ranked by Lexpert Guide 2018 as a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized in Chambers Canada 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 as a leader in the area of Banking
  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law
  • Recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as consistently recommended in Asset-Based Lending and repreatedly recommended in Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking and Finance Law
  • Recognized in Chambers Canada 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2017 as a leader in the area of Banking
  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law 
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2016 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized in Lexpert Magazine's Leading Lawyers under 40
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized in Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016 as an Asset-Based Lending expert
  • Recognized in Chambers Global Guide 2015 as a leader in the area of Banking & Finance Law
  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking Law  
  • Recommended in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as an Asset-Based Lending expert
  • Recommended in banking and finance law in Who's Who Legal Guide

Media Mentions

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Jeff Rogers is a partner in the firm's banking and financial services group. His practice focuses on complex domestic and cross-border debt financing and restructuring transactions including syndicated lending, leveraged acquisitions, tender offer financing, high yield, asset-based lending, dip lending and subordinated debt. He is a regular speaker at conferences and client in-house training programs on financial transactions and secured lending.

Jeff acts routinely for major Canadian and foreign financial institutions and borrowers on domestic and cross-border transactions.

Jeff has advised on transactions including financings for: Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership, Wind Mobile, Catalyst Paper, CanWest, Chrysler Canada, Albéa Beauty Packaging, Air Canada, The Brick, Gracious Living Corporation, Bass Pro, CPR, Domtar Inc., Ford Motor Company, Great-West Life, Goodyear Canada, Cott Corporation, Liz Claiborne/Fifth and Pacific, Linens n' Things, Manulife Financial Corporation, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, Sealy Mattress Company and Western Forest Products.

April 2019
Canada: Lending & Secured Finance 2019

International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG)

2016
Canada Chapter

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance 2016

2015
Canada Chapter

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance 2015

June 2014
CDOR Update: Code of Conduct for Submitting Banks Released
Financial Services Bulletin
2014
Canada Chapter
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance 2014
March 28, 2014
Spotlight on CDOR: What Lenders Need to Know
Financial Services Bulletin
March 2014
OCC Releases New Asset-based Lending Handbook
Financial Services Bulletin
2013
Canada Chapter
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending and Secured Finance 2013
April 2010
Secured Lending in Canada
Co-Author, National Banking Law Review
April 2008
Asset-Based Lending: Recent Developments of Importance
2008 Lexpert / The American Lawyer - Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
October 2006
Insolvency Reform And The Asset-Based Lender
Article
March 2006
Financial Covenants
Commercial Loan Finance & Security Conference 2006
The Canadian Institute
March 2005
Lending to Income Trusts
Commercial Loan Finance & Security Conference 2005
The Canadian Institute
January 2005
Roundtable on Leveraged Finance
Financier Worldwide
November 20, 2003
Insight's Asset Based Lending Conference
Conference Chair
2001
Negotiating and Drafting Loan Agreements
Commercial Loan Finance & Security Conference 2001
The Canadian Institute
2000
Perfecting Your PPSA Skills, The PPSA: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Osgoode Haw Law School Professional Development Programme