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Jake Switzer

Jake Switzer
Jake Switzer Partner | Vancouver
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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia and Farm Credit Canada on numerous C$70-million+ club financing arrangements to various borrowing groups engaged in the greenhouse, poultry, dairy, cattle, floral and mushroom sectors throughout Western Canada

  • CRH Medical Corp. as borrower of US$130-million syndicated facilities from JPMorgan Chase Bank, U.S. Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo Bank in connection with its continued expansion throughout the United States

  • Resource Capital Funds as a lead arranger of the financing for Lydian International, which included the purchase of a US$60-million gold stream and the provision of a US$185-million senior secured credit facility, in connection with its development of the Amulsar gold mining project in Armenia

  • A large Canadian financial institution as agent and lead arranger of a C$155-million syndicated financing to a leading Canadian truck leasing operation

  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as lead arrangers of €$40-million revolving facilities to purchasers of €$40-million senior secured notes and €$100-million second lien notes issued by N&W Global Vending S.p.A. (now Evoca S.p.A.)

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia as agent and lead arranger of a C$220-million syndicated financing to Canadian Energy Services LP

  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as agent and lead arranger of a series of senior and second-lien syndicated financings totaling US$1.2-billion to a large international shipping company (including Canadian marine mortgages)

  • A large Canadian financial institution on a C$95-million bilateral financing in connection with the expansion of a large British Columbia hotel operation

  • Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. as the purchaser of a US$70-million metal stream from Nevada Copper Corp. in connection with the development and expansion of its Pumpkin Hollow copper mine in Nevada

  • CAI Capital Partners as borrower of acquisition financing for a series of different acquisitions, including the purchases of Montigo/Canadian Heating Products Inc. and Custom Air Conditioning Ltd.

  • A large international financial institution on a series of equipment leasing and marine vessel financings for one of Canada's largest aquaculture and seafood companies

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia as agent and lead arranger of a C$90-million syndicated financing to one of Canada's leading security services firms

  • Farm Credit Canada as a lender to Chilliwack Cattle Sales Ltd. in connection with management of its herd and restructuring of a portion of its indebtedness

  • A large international financial institution as equipment financier to various companies throughout Western Canada, including those in the construction and construction services, light industrial and transportation industries

  • Fortress Investment Group as lender to, and investor in, a large private aircraft group, including the provision of US$30-million senior convertible debt and US$120-million aircraft financing

  • A prominent U.S.-based private equity group as lead financier of NorZinc Ltd. in connection with its development of a zinc and nickel mine in the Northwest Territories, including secured loan and secured royalty arrangements

  • A large Canadian financial institution as the provider of C$65-million bilateral facilities to a leading Canadian forestry operation

  • TIMIA Capital Corp. on numerous revenue royalty financings and other mezzanine debt arrangements for software service companies across Canada

  • Correvio Pharma Corp. as borrower of a US$50-million credit facility from CR Group in connection with its corporate reorganization and continued expansion

  • A large international financial institution as agent and lead arranger of a C$40-million club financing for a leading Canadian lumber company in connection with its ongoing forestry operations and mill expansions
Awards & Recognition

Jacob is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences 2023

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Banking and Finance Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Asset Equipment Finance/Lending, Banking & Financial Institutions, Asset Based Lending)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Asset Equipment Finance/Lending, Banking & Financial Institutions)


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2013
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2006
LLB, Queen's University – 2005
MA, University of Toronto – 2001
BA (Hon.), McGill University – 2000

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