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Banking & Finance

8 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A leading full-service practice with top-tier domestic and international bank clients, as well as global corporates and funds. Market-leading acquisition practice with notable strengths in the areas of defence and logistics acquisitions, and very well regarded for property financing and large syndicated corporate financing. Prominent in asset finance and leasing, operating across all major asset classes, notably including aircraft and automotive. Leverages its alliance with the global Linklaters network to further assist clients.

Strengths

A client lauds the practice's ability to "understand the customer's requirements," and further appreciates its "innovative proposals."

Another client praises the "efficient and creative problem-solvers" making up this "skilled and experienced" team.

Work highlights

Acted for Challenger on the financing of the acquisition by CPE Capital of two significant businesses in the Australian defence sector - Marand, and Levett Engineering.

Advised MetLife as senior financier on the AUD430 million purchase of three commercial office towers in Brisbane, known collectively as 'The Complex'.

Notable practitioners

Alan Maxton is one of Australia's leading figures in corporate and asset finance, drawing praise both as "a pre-eminent finance lawyer" and as "a subject matter expert."

Jo Folan heads the property finance practice. She is known for representing borrowers, lenders and sponsors on significant mandates and sources recognise her as "a good operator" who is "seen a lot" in the market.

Mark Kidston is a respected acquisition finance practitioner who also handles property financing matters. He elicits praise for his "good sponsor-side corporate following."

Renee Boundy specialises in asset finance and handles a range of matters including aircraft, airport and automotive financing. A highly satisfied client sees her ability to "operate differently" as "a breath of fresh air," while another lauds her "extremely collaborative" approach.

Tom Highnam is active on corporate and acquisition finance, drawing praise as "someone who can get the deal done," with one source calling him a "top person" in funds financing.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Australia

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance


Mark Kidston
Band 2
Tom Highnam
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing


Alan Maxton
Band 1
Renee Boundy
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


Alan Maxton
Band 1
Tom Highnam
Band 2

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