In the debt finance deals on which Rosemary acts, our clients, whether they be lenders or borrowers, are looking to structure a mutually beneficial relationship amongst themselves. Rosemary enjoys working collaboratively with clients to ensure that they obtain a workable and advantageous position in that relationship.

Work Highlights

Banks

  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender under a US$1.1billion syndicated loan
  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender of facilities in the aggregate amount of $94,643,000 in connection with the borrower’s corporate restructuring and acquisition of assets in Australia

Pension funds

  • Acted for major pension funds in relation to construction and term financing for large shopping centre
  • Acted for major pension fund in its capacity as administrative agent and a lender syndicate in relation to $500,000,000 project financing for a gas processing plant

Insurance companies

  • Represented a major US insurance company in relation to a $90,000,0000 private placement bond refinancing for a renewable energy resource project
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Rosemary’s work includes structuring, negotiating and drafting agreements.

Services
Operating loans Demand loans
Construction loans Acquisition loans
Documentary credits Syndicated loan transactions
Trade financing Project financing
Secured convertible debentures and demand debentures Structuring and preparing security
Financing of various entities, including joint ventures, limited partnerships, offshore entities, trusts, nominees, investment trusts

Rosemary prides herself on being an approachable, efficient and highly technical lawyer. She has spent a number of years overseas working on highly complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. That experience has greatly helped to expand her knowledge of financial products, as well as provided her with the ability to successfully navigate intricate and multi-faceted debt finance structures.

People who are driven and who have a boundless energy to accomplish their goals inspire Rosemary in her work. She is fortunate to have found this inspiration from many of our clients.

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Banks
  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender under a US$1.1billion syndicated loan
  • Acted for a major Canadian bank in its capacity as lender of facilities in the aggregate amount of $94,643,000 in connection with the borrower’s corporate restructuring and acquisition of assets in Australia
Pension funds
  • Acted for major pension funds in relation to construction and term financing for large shopping centre
  • Acted for major pension fund in its capacity as administrative agent and a lender syndicate in relation to $500,000,000 project financing for a gas processing plant
Insurance companies
  • Represented a major US insurance company in relation to a $90,000,0000 private placement bond refinancing for a renewable energy resource project
Borrowers
  • Acted for real estate investment trust in connection with the financing for its acquisition of a portfolio of real property in the United States valued at US$205,000,000
  • Acted for Anthem Properties Group in connection with the financing for its acquisition of a $200,000,000 portfolio of assets in Canada and the United States
"Rosemary has now worked on several transactions on behalf of our financial institution. All have been handled with the utmost of professionalism and care. Rosemary has been responsive and provided meaningful legal advice as each of the transactions progressed to close. Rosemary is our primary lawyer and we feel fortunate to have her representing our interests."

Vice President of major Canadian bank

Prospero International Realty and its partners
  • Acquisition of the Thunderbird and Westport Marinas
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Industry Involvement
  • Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 2011
  • Law Society of England and Wales, 2010
  • Banking Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Real Property Subsection, Canadian Bar Association
  • Director and Secretary, Mortgage Investment Association of British Columbia
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2004
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts (with distinction), University of Victoria, 2000
External Publications & Presentations
  • Co-editor and contributing author, Real Estate Financing – Annotated Precedents: 2015 Update, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia
  • Priority Standstill Agreements, Banking Subsection, Canadian Bar Association