Janie Tremblay 

Janie Tremblay

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.231.8377
e: janie.tremblay@mcmillan.ca

overview

Janie is a Counsel in the Financial Services Group, and leads the team in Calgary. Janie acts for lenders and borrowers alike, and her practice ranges from domestic to cross-border and international syndicated and bilateral lending, covering corporate and more structured credits, such as ABL, acquisition, infrastructure, leveraged, project and RBL financings. She has extensive private equity-backed transactional, multi-jurisdictional and multi-tiered capital structures experience, including the development of "bankable" structures, the running of competitive financing bid processes, and the negotiation of the financing arrangements and documentation.

Having held several senior solicitor positions in Canada, Europe and South America, and established early in her career a solid transactional foundation in corporate commercial and M&A work, Janie brings to the table a culturally sensitive and solution-driven approach to negotiations and transaction management. 

Languages:
  • French (fluent)
  • Portuguese (intermediate)

Representative Matters

  • counsel for Ontario- and BC-based private debt lenders in connection with various equipment, cash flow and other secured financings and associated warrants
  • counsel for JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Canadian counsel, in connection with a US$400,000,000 asset-based lending revolving acquisition facility to a pressure pumping company
  • counsel for a US-based financial institution in connection with its $54,800,000 financings of acquisitions of software companies by a US-based private equity firm
  • counsel for a subsidiary of a publicly traded oil and gas company in connection with the structuring and negotiation of hybrid US$60,000,000 facilities from International Finance Corporation 
  • counsel for a renewable energy producer in connection with the negotiation of project finance facilities for the construction and operation of a wind farm
  • counsel for ATB Financial in connection with the negotiation of project finance facilities for the construction and operation of a fertilizer plant
  • counsel for Banco Rabobank International Brasil in connection with the negotiation of US$380,000,000 secured, and US$65,000,000 unsecured, export prepayment financings in favour of a Brazilian ethanol producer
  • counsel for a consortium of leading European and US private equity infrastructure funds in connection with the negotiation of the £1,700,000,000 infrastructure financing of Eversholt Rail, structured as a common debt platform for pari passu co-existence of senior, bond, leasing and hedging debt
  • counsel for the lenders, including Barclays Capital, Commerzbank, ING Wholesale Banking and Lloyds Bank TSB, in connection with the negotiation of £800,000,000 hybrid secured investment grade facilities and of £235,000,000 forward start facilities in favour of a UK-based power generator
  • counsel for Unicredit Group, Credit Agricole, HSH Nordbank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Natixis, Nord/LB and The Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with the negotiation of the €757,000,000 European hybrid asset-based, leveraged and project financing of the acquisition of the European business of Angel Trains by a private equity sponsor
  • counsel for the lender in connection with a German real estate project
  • counsel for a leading French private equity fund in connection with the negotiation of SEK8,100,000,000 senior and US$65,000,000 mezzanine financing of the leveraged buy-out of Sydsvenska Kemi AB
  • counsel for a consortium of leading European and US private equity funds in connection with negotiation of the US$500,000,000 opco/propco bridge and US$350,000,000 revolving credit European financing in the leveraged buyout of Toys R Us
  • counsel for Algoma Steel Inc., as it then was, in connection with the negotiation of a $200,000,000 senior secured asset-based financing
  • counsel for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, as it then was, in connection with the negotiation of a $375,000,000 senior secured asset-based financing in relation with the restructuring of the company's indebtedness

News

McMillan lawyers recognized in US/Canada Cross-Border Guide 2019
McMillan lawyers recognized in US/Canada Cross-Border Guide 2018

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.M. - 1996
  • National Committed on Accreditation, LL.B. Equivalent - 1996
  • Université Laval, LL.B. (Civil Law) - 1993

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2013
  • Called to the England and Wales (on the rolls of solicitors) bar - 2006
  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2002
  • Called to the British Columbia (inactive) bar - 1997

Practices

financial services
private equity
project finance
secured lending and syndicated finance

Industries

banking, finance and insurance
infrastructure
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

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
  • Ranked by Lexpert Guide (2018) as a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada
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Janie is a Counsel in the Financial Services Group, and leads the team in Calgary. Janie acts for lenders and borrowers alike, and her practice ranges from domestic to cross-border and international syndicated and bilateral lending, covering corporate and more structured credits, such as ABL, acquisition, infrastructure, leveraged, project and RBL financings. She has extensive private equity-backed transactional, multi-jurisdictional and multi-tiered capital structures experience, including the development of "bankable" structures, the running of competitive financing bid processes, and the negotiation of the financing arrangements and documentation.

Having held several senior solicitor positions in Canada, Europe and South America, and established early in her career a solid transactional foundation in corporate commercial and M&A work, Janie brings to the table a culturally sensitive and solution-driven approach to negotiations and transaction management. 

Languages:
  • French (fluent)
  • Portuguese (intermediate)
  • counsel for Ontario- and BC-based private debt lenders in connection with various equipment, cash flow and other secured financings and associated warrants
  • counsel for JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Canadian counsel, in connection with a US$400,000,000 asset-based lending revolving acquisition facility to a pressure pumping company
  • counsel for a US-based financial institution in connection with its $54,800,000 financings of acquisitions of software companies by a US-based private equity firm
  • counsel for a subsidiary of a publicly traded oil and gas company in connection with the structuring and negotiation of hybrid US$60,000,000 facilities from International Finance Corporation 
  • counsel for a renewable energy producer in connection with the negotiation of project finance facilities for the construction and operation of a wind farm
  • counsel for ATB Financial in connection with the negotiation of project finance facilities for the construction and operation of a fertilizer plant
  • counsel for Banco Rabobank International Brasil in connection with the negotiation of US$380,000,000 secured, and US$65,000,000 unsecured, export prepayment financings in favour of a Brazilian ethanol producer
  • counsel for a consortium of leading European and US private equity infrastructure funds in connection with the negotiation of the £1,700,000,000 infrastructure financing of Eversholt Rail, structured as a common debt platform for pari passu co-existence of senior, bond, leasing and hedging debt
  • counsel for the lenders, including Barclays Capital, Commerzbank, ING Wholesale Banking and Lloyds Bank TSB, in connection with the negotiation of £800,000,000 hybrid secured investment grade facilities and of £235,000,000 forward start facilities in favour of a UK-based power generator
  • counsel for Unicredit Group, Credit Agricole, HSH Nordbank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Natixis, Nord/LB and The Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with the negotiation of the €757,000,000 European hybrid asset-based, leveraged and project financing of the acquisition of the European business of Angel Trains by a private equity sponsor
  • counsel for the lender in connection with a German real estate project
  • counsel for a leading French private equity fund in connection with the negotiation of SEK8,100,000,000 senior and US$65,000,000 mezzanine financing of the leveraged buy-out of Sydsvenska Kemi AB
  • counsel for a consortium of leading European and US private equity funds in connection with negotiation of the US$500,000,000 opco/propco bridge and US$350,000,000 revolving credit European financing in the leveraged buyout of Toys R Us
  • counsel for Algoma Steel Inc., as it then was, in connection with the negotiation of a $200,000,000 senior secured asset-based financing
  • counsel for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, as it then was, in connection with the negotiation of a $375,000,000 senior secured asset-based financing in relation with the restructuring of the company's indebtedness