Clayton Utz

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Considerable reputation for acquisition financing arrangements and the refinancing of corporate facilities. Advises a variety of borrowers and financiers on the financing of property acquisitions and developments with complex and cross-jurisdictional elements. Acts on large-scale domestic and cross-border financing for an impressive list of banking, investment and brokerage clients. Offers clients a full range of integrated services across the commercial and front-end banking practice areas to support clients on major LBO, MBO and IPO mandates.

Strengths One client calls the team members "outstanding collaborators," while another singles out the "knowledge of key risks" which "makes them really good to have in your corner."

Work highlights Acted for Brookfield on the AUD800 million financing of an office tower project in the Melbourne CBD.

Advised InfraBuild on a AUD735 million financing package comprising a AUD250 million asset-based lending facility and a USD325 million senior secured bond issuance.

Notable practitioners

Alex Schlosser
offers expertise in both acquisition and corporate finance. One client notes his "really strong corporate memory for particular client structures," adding: "If I didn't use Alex, it would take a lot of time, effort and memory to work on those types of transaction."

Kathy Santikos
enjoys a strong reputation for property finance work. A client lauds her as "obviously very knowledgeable and very convincing in her arguments; she's very comforting because of that."