Janet L. Derbawka 

Janet L. Derbawka

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

t: 604.235.3029
e: janet.derbawka@mcmillan.ca

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Janet Derbawka is a partner in the Vancouver office. Janet advises clients on general business law, including structuring, negotiating and documenting a broad range of corporate/commercial transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and financings. Janet has acted as counsel in numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions including cross-border transactions involving foreign purchasers. Her experience spans a variety of industries including technology, gaming, financial services, retail, and facility management.

Janet also has extensive experience in negotiating lease transactions for both landlords and tenants. She also represents clients in real estate acquisitions and sales, and secured transactions for lenders and borrowers. She has been counsel for a range of privately-held companies, international franchises, real estate investment trusts, and publicly traded companies.

Presentations

The Art of Negotiation: More Than you Bargained For
The Show Must Go On
Omni-Channel Retailing and Percentage Rent
Hints from the Hinterland - Tread carefully outside of Ontario; things are different there!
The Pursuasive Lawyer

Publications

Mise à jour du 22 mai – Petites entreprises et locateurs commerciaux : aide imminente pour les loyers
Mise à jour du 30 avril : Petites entreprises et propriétaires d'immeubles commerciaux : aide imminente pour les loyers

News

62 avocats de McMillan cités dans le répertoire The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory de 2020
60 avocats de McMillan cités dans le répertoire The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory de 2019
Les avocats de McMillan figurent en bonne place dans l'édition 2018 du répertoire Canadian Legal de Lexpert
Les avocats de McMillan figurent en bonne place dans l'édition 2018 du répertoire Canadian Legal de Lexpert
Les avocats de McMillan sont bien représentés dans le répertoire Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • University of Alberta, B.Comm.

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de la Colombie-Britannique - 1994
  • Barreau de l'Ontario - 1994

Practices

location immobilière
droit des affaires
immobilier commercial

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Co-Chair, 2017 ICSC Whistler Planning Committee
  • Member, 2015/2016 ICSC Whistler Planning Committee
  • Member, CREW (Vancouver Chapter)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Conference Co-chair for Leadership for Women Lawyers: Practicing Law in Today's Fast-Paced Environment
  • Contributing Editor, O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms, Division II Corporations for British Columbia

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Property Leasing
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Property Leasing
  • Repeatedly recommended, Property Leasing, in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
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Janet Derbawka is a partner in the Vancouver office. Janet advises clients on general business law, including structuring, negotiating and documenting a broad range of corporate/commercial transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and financings. Janet has acted as counsel in numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions including cross-border transactions involving foreign purchasers. Her experience spans a variety of industries including technology, gaming, financial services, retail, and facility management.

Janet also has extensive experience in negotiating lease transactions for both landlords and tenants. She also represents clients in real estate acquisitions and sales, and secured transactions for lenders and borrowers. She has been counsel for a range of privately-held companies, international franchises, real estate investment trusts, and publicly traded companies.

Octobre 2019
Offers to Lease From Both the Landlord & Tenant Perspectives: What to Watch out For
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference
Novembre 2018
Negotiating In Today's Market: Understanding the Deal, Resolve Key Issues and Close the Transaction
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference
Octobre 2018
Passport Revoked: How to Ensure Your Brands Do Not Fail Internationally
(seulement disponible en anglais)
U.S. Shopping Centre Law Conference
30 Avril 2018
The Art of Negotiation: More Than you Bargained For(seulement disponible en anglais)
ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference, Toronto
1 Novembre 2017
Back to Basics: Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Managing Tenants
(seulement disponible en anglais)
2017 Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference
18 Octobre 2017
Speaker Series - Women of Influence (Panelist) (seulement disponible en anglais)
CREW Vancouver
27 Avril 2017
The Show Must Go On
(seulement disponible en anglais)
ICSC Canadian Law Conference
1 Novembre 2016
Five Lease Clauses That Need Special Attention
(seulement disponible en anglais)
2016 Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference
20 Octobre 2015
Understanding Co-Tenancy in Leasing Agreements
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Vancouver Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia
Avril 2015
Drafting and Negotiating a Proper Transfer Clause
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Speaker, Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference
26 Janvier 2015
Omni-Channel Retailing and Percentage Rent
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Roundatable Leader, ICSC 2015 Conference, Whistler, BC
Mars 2014
Canadian Shopping Centre Law Conference
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Speaker, ICSC 2014 Canadian Law Conference
Février 2013
Hints from the Hinterland - Tread carefully outside of Ontario; things are different there!
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Speaker, ICSC 2013 Canadian Law Conference
Novembre 2012
The Pursuasive Lawyer
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Speaker, Leadership for Women Lawyers