Janet Lee

Phone: (905) 475-7676 ext 338

Cell: (416) 617-6183

Email: janetlee@mbb.ca


LL.B. (Osgoode Hall Law School)

B.S.Sc. (CUHK)

Janet has been practising law for more than 17 years. Prior to MBB Law, she worked at several Bay Street and international law firms, including Osler and Gowlings. Her clients include private and public companies, banks, pension funds and high net worth individuals.

Janet specializes in corporate commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate projects, renewable energy projects, joint venture transactions and commercial lending. She represents clients in various sectors, including real estate, mining, forestry, renewable energy and high tech.

Janet regularly advises Chinese private and state-owned enterprises on their investments and operations in Canada. She has advised clients such as AVIC International (a central state-owned enterprise in the aviation industry), Sumavision Technologies (Shenzhen-listed company), Jinko Solar (NYSE-listed Chinese company), Bank of China (Canada), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Canada), China Investment Corporation (sovereign wealth fund of China), Jiangxi Copper and Jilin Jien Nickel.

She also advises mainstream Canadian enterprises such as General Motors (Canada), Bank of Montreal, OMERS, Oxford Properties, Royal Bank of Canada, Manulife, Metropolitan Life and General Electric.


Acting for Chinese Companies

AVIC International (Zhuhai) (subsidiary of Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer) in its aviation business in Canada

Sumavision Technologies (listed in Shenzhen stock exchange) in its acquisition of a Canadian broadcast solutions company

Beijing Tong Ren Tang (Toronto) (subsidiary of Hong Kong listed company), a traditional Chinese medicine company, in its commercial work in Canada

Tangshan Sanyou (a sate-owned enterprise) in its proposed acquisition of certain forestry assets

Jiangxi Copper (a state-owned enterprise) in its proposed investment in a TSX-listed company

Private Chinese investors in their exploration project in Northwest Territories

China Investment Corporation (sovereign wealth fund of China) in its investment in a US$500 million convertible debenture issued by Southgobi Resources

Bank of China (Canada) in its regulatory compliance and commercial work

Carefirst Seniors in its capital project construction matters and general corporate work

Canadian Royalties Inc. (subsidiary of Jilin Jien Nickel) in its $352 million secured credit facility from China Development Bank

Canadian Royalties Inc. (subsidiary of Jilin Jien Nickel) in its $48 million secured credit facility from China Development Bank

Jilin Jien Nickel in its $100 million acquisition of Goldbrook Ventures

Chinese private company in its proposed acquisition of a hotel

Sungrow Power Supply in its acquisition of a renewable energy business in Canada

Jinko Solar in its Canadian business

China Wind Power in its renewable projects in Canada


Other Commercial Work

General Motors – Proposed co-generation project with Northland Power

General Motors – Bankruptcy restructuring and borrowing of government loans in 2009

General Motors – Development of a powerhouse project and the related equipment lease financing

General Motors – Sale of its GM Defense business and its Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) division

Barclays Capital Inc. in purchase of securitized mortgage pools

Morgan Stanley and UBS in acquisition financing for the acquisition of Telesat Canada from BCE

Oxford Properties and AIMCO – Acquisition of building adjacent to original Scarborough Town Centre

Oxford Properties and OMERS – Disposition of 50% interest in Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto, Waterpark Place, Toronto and other buildings to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Asian Group – Joint venture with Canadian Developer with respect to sale of condominium units

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario – Acquisition of Skymark Office Complex, Mississauga

KingSett Capital and AIMCO – Acquisition of light industrial properties in Ontario and other provinces through acquisition of ING Summit Industrial Fund, Canada’s largest owner of light industrial properties in 2010

Dundee REIT – Acquisition of certain commercial properties in Vancouver and Toronto

Metropolitan Life – Construction financing of Bramalea City Centre, Brampton

Metropolitan Life – Financing of Cedarbrae Mall, Toronto

Magna Entertainment – Various financings secured by real estate

Various hospitals – Leasing matters

General Motors of Canada – Various leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of real properties

Manufacturers Life Insurance Company – purchase by of bonds secured by a first mortgage against lands on which the CN Tower is situated

Dundee Realty Corporation – reorganizing the revenue of income producing properties into Dundee REIT