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Clayton Utz

Capital Markets

4 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A pace-setting team renowned for its outstanding securitisation practice, with extensive experience advising banks and financial institutions on new asset classes and securitisation structures. Well versed in an array of equity and debt transactions, including secondary raisings and kangaroo bonds. Acts for both issuers and underwriters on IPOs, with a recent track record advising on many of the highest-value ASX listings. Considered a go-to firm by technology companies for equity raisings. Membership of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council and Lex Mundi global networks aids in the growth and maintenance of international relationships.

Work highlights

Acted for Tyro Payments on its IPO and listing on the ASX with a market capitalisation on listing of AUD1.36 billion.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Jinks has a wealth of experience representing securitisation sponsors and frequently assists clients with regards to a variety of matters, including warehouse securitisation funding and RMBS issuances.

Brendan Groves is described as "a very competent, strong lawyer who has been very successful," by a client who goes on to add: "He has a strong work ethic and a good, commercial understanding of the issues." He often acts for underwriters and corporates in relation to IPOs and listings on the ASX.

Sonia Goumenis is highly regarded as a leader for securitisation in Australia, often acting for clients on warehouse transactions and asset-based securities mandates.

Stuart Byrne is a leading figure in the equity capital markets space, frequently acting for clients on major IPOs. A client describes him as "lovely to work with," adding: "He always thinks about clients' needs, sometimes before you do, and is very good in delivering difficult legal advice to business."

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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

Capital Markets: Equity


Brendan Groves
Band 3
Stuart Byrne
Band 1

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Andrew Jinks
Band 1
Sonia Goumenis
Band 1