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Gilbert + Tobin

Banking & Finance

5 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Gilbert + Tobin boasts a top-tier practice advising market-leading acquisition finance players and possessing strong expertise with regard to large corporate refinancings. Extensive experience acting on complex financings for private equity sponsors, banks and corporations. Handles cross-border deals, especially those involving US private equity and US Term Loan B markets. Established reputation acting for both borrowers and lenders, including international investment banks.

Strengths

A client notes: "Key personnel are typically at the top of their game and technical competency is unquestioned. In addition, this technical expertise is mixed with strong interpersonal skills and commerciality stemming from a keen interest and knowledge in our underlying business."

Another client highlights the team's "quality of service and personnel," and adds: "We get appropriate partner attention and responsiveness."

Work highlights

Gilbert + Tobin acted for a consortium consisting of CPE Capital and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the roughly AUD1 billion financing of the consortium's takeover bid for Bingo Industries.

Notable practitioners

Gail Christopher enjoys a strong reputation for her acquisition finance work and frequently provides advice to an impressive clientele consisting of major private equity firms and banks.

John Schembri maintains his longstanding reputation as a leading acquisition and corporate finance lawyer, a client noting: "He's well recognised as one of the top banking lawyers in the Australian market." The same client goes on to note: "His significant deal experience means that he is well positioned to opine on commercial positions in debt negotiations and provide a valuable point of view."

Simon Lynch has considerable experience in corporate and acquisition finance and is frequently sought after for major mandates. "Simon is very commercial in his dealings but balances this with ensuring our rights and position are well protected," says a client, adding: "He does not over-engineer transactions and is efficient and practical."

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Australia

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance


Gail Christopher
Band 2
John Schembri
Band 1
Simon Lynch
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


John Schembri
Band 1
Simon Lynch
Band 2