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Banking & Finance: Property Finance - Australia
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What the team is known for

Ashurst maintains a highly respected lender-side practice with panel appointments for all of the major Australian banks and frequent engagements from international financial institutions operating in Australia. Highly regarded expertise in the handling of large syndicated corporate transactions and leveraged acquisitions, adeptly handling cross-border and domestic matters. Well reputed for property finance and offers notable experience in the areas of asset finance and leasing, and in advising corporate borrowers on high-value and complex refinancing matters. Offers clients a full and global service, drawing on expertise in other practice areas, such as M&A, real estate and tax, with additional benefit from the firm's international presence.

Notable practitioners

Martin Coleman offers expertise in property and corporate finance. He is widely regarded as "a good operator with a good approach," who is "very pleasant to work with," a client noting: "He has extensive industry knowledge, is very accessible and highly commercial, as well an excellent communicator."

Shawn Wytenburg is a leading figure in the space with significant experience in both corporate and acquisition finance matters. Clients regard him as "a very hard worker" who is "very commercial, technically strong and highly intelligent."

Jock O'Shea is singled out by sources for his expertise in asset and property financing. Clients appreciate "his really deep and exceptional support," noting that he is "exceptional in that space."

Steve Smith has a practice that encompasses both complex cross-border acquisition and corporate financing. Sources recognise him as "a well-known practitioner" who is "extremely knowledgeable in his field."

Brenton Key focuses principally on property finance issues, acting for leading Australian and international banks on transactions across the commercial, residential, industrial and hospitality property spectrum. Identified as "a standout partner and a go-to person for most dealings," clients highlight his "great responsiveness and commercial acumen."

Kenneth Tang is noted for his activity on large and complex deals in the acquisition finance space. A client comments: "He is commercial and efficient through the negotiation and document-turning process."

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Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance

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Shawn Wytenburg
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Kenneth Tang
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Steve Smith
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Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing

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Jock O'Shea
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Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance

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Martin Coleman
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Shawn Wytenburg
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Steve Smith
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Banking & Finance: Property Finance

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Martin Coleman
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Jock O'Shea
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Brenton Key
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Band 3