Australia Regional Practice
Our strengths particularly extend to supporting global businesses and major corporations and institutions when structuring transactions and when investing in or managing exposure to the energy, natural resources, financial institutions, projects, and infrastructure sectors. Our strengths also span the regulatory and compliance space, foreign investment, cybersecurity, and governance.
Clients benefit from our being a single global practice across Australia. A practice that extends the reach of our presence in more than 45 locations around the world to this market. A practice that offers clients unique cover and balance across the United States, Latin America, continental Europe, the UK, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.
Simply, our focus is on providing our clients with real and practical solutions and advice. Solutions and advice that draw on our global reach and local roots and a world of experience having advised on many of the largest recent transactions in the Australian and broader Asia Pacific market.
Advising National Australia Bank in funding Pepper Australia's acquisition of GE Capital's A$5.1bn residential mortgage loan portfolio
Advising Goodman Group-led consortium on financing the A$1.4bn acquisition of ING Industrial Fund
Advising a consortium of three U.S.-based international private equity firms on their bid for Anglo American's Queensland coal assets
Advising the founders of Skype on its initial sale to eBay
Advising Barclays on an A$900m financing of a joint venture between Apollo and Leighton Holdings. This included the first-ever A$ denominated Term Loan B facility
Acted for a New York-based hedge fund on a proposed financing for a global energy company to be secured by coal assets located in Australia
Advising the syndicate of financiers to the successful bid for the Port of Newcastle and the financiers to a bid for the $2bn Port of Botany and Port Kembla privatisation
Advising the sponsor in relation to the senior and mezzanine project financing of an electricity transmission line and delivery of power to the Roy Hill mine
Assisting a major fund to procure indirect control of a significant shopping centre asset through the leveraged acquisition, below par, of $900m senior debt
Acting for a major Australian bank in relation to the collapse of the Ashington property group and its exposure to various property developments
Advising a major Australian bank in relation to U.S. and Australian regulatory issues giving rise to an internal investigation, customer issues and media scrutiny
Advised Extract Resources Limited on the $2.2bn takeover by Taurus Mineral Limited, and entity owned by CGNPC Uranium and the China-Africa Development Fund