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Ashurst

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

A highly commended practice offering in-depth knowledge across the whole spectrum of ECM, DCM and securitisation transactions. The team is known for working on novel and bespoke securitisation issues, including portfolio acquisition funding, auto loan and lease securitisation and establishment of fintech securitisation programmes. Experienced in the Eurobond and US markets and acts for leading financial institutions, international banks and financiers in addition to its blue-chip corporate client base. Frequently instructed on major IPOs and ASX listings and placements.

Strengths

A client lauds the team for its "great expertise, client care and commerciality," going on to say: "They're very experienced and have strong relationships with the counterparties."

Work highlights

Advised Woolworths Group on a AUD1.7 billion off-market share buy-back.

Represented Brighte Capital in the establishment of a green securitisation warehouse with NAB as senior financier.

Notable practitioners

Caroline Smart is noted for her commerciality and DCM expertise. Her clients include major banks and corporates and she frequently advises them on bond and note issuance matters.

Jamie Ng is experienced in advising clients on securitisation and DCM matters, including derivatives, structured products, warehouse transactions and MTN programmes.

Jennifer Schlosser is "quite brilliant in seeing how a transaction works and representing you and pushing forward all the main commercial points," according to one client who goes to describe her as "an excellent negotiator who's good at working with the other side and helping everyone reach outcomes." Her clients include major banks and financial services providers, whom she advises on warehouse transactions and structured loans.

Sarah Dulhunty is a leading ECM practitioner who frequently advises clients on major IPOs and entitlement offers. "She provides very sound and efficient delivery of capital markets transactions," notes a client, adding: "She's always available and across the commercial issues."

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Overview

Ashurst's Asia Pacific Capital Markets practice is one of – if not the – most sophisticated and innovative practices in the market.

We offer a truly global, uniquely-focused Capital Markets practice which covers the full-range of products and transactions across Debt, Equity, Securitisation, Derivatives and Structured Finance. Our unrivalled reputation is based on our technical expertise and track record of developing and bringing to market the most innovative, ground-breaking and cutting-edge structures at the forefront of the marketplace. Our unique ability to apply our experience, insights and techniques to the local market means we have been, and continue to be, instrumental in the development and growth of the capital market landscape in the Asia Pacific region.

The calibre of clients who rely on our advice is another indicator of our strong market standing. Over the past 12 months, we have continued to advise on transactions ranked among the market's most complex, high-profile and high-value. Our team provides clients with real-time execution capabilities on the ground in the region's major commercial centres, and are supported by a fully integrated global network of 28 offices, enabling us to support our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Capital Markets

Ashurst

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Location

Level 11, 5 Martin Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Ranked Lawyers

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

Capital Markets: Debt


Caroline Smart
Up and Coming

Capital Markets: Equity


Sarah Dulhunty
Band 1

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Jennifer Schlosser
Band 2