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

overview

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, 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 sector. She also advises clients on general banking and treasury matters and a wide range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues.

Jill is committed to being an engaged member of the community in which she works, and is actively involved in various mentorship programs as well as partnering with clients involved in pro bono work and other socially responsible projects.

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
  • Acting for lenders in connection with rental housing projects, both CMHC-insured and non-CMHC and both affordable and market rental.
  • 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

23 McMillan lawyers recognized in 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2018 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
West Fraser Completes the Acquisition of Gilman Building Products
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers recognized as leading Canadian lawyers in global mining by Lexpert
McMillan lawyers rank well in the 2016 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers are well represented in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Education

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

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 1998

Practices

financial services
fintech
corporate finance
private equity
project finance
public-private partnerships
real estate financing
regulatory compliance
secured lending and syndicated finance
construction

Industries

banking
food, beverage and agribusiness
commercial real estate
energy
mining
public-private partnerships

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 in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2017-19 as a rising star in the area of Banking and Financial Services
  • 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, 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 sector. She also advises clients on general banking and treasury matters and a wide range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues.

Jill is committed to being an engaged member of the community in which she works, and is actively involved in various mentorship programs as well as partnering with clients involved in pro bono work and other socially responsible projects.

  • 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
  • Acting for lenders in connection with rental housing projects, both CMHC-insured and non-CMHC and both affordable and market rental.
  • 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