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Gilbert + Tobin

Capital Markets

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What the team is known for

A leading practice in the ECM space, known especially for its strength in handling high-value and complex IPOs, secondary offerings and block trades for issuers, investors and underwriters. Also has considerable expertise in DCM, where it is frequently engaged on complex restructures and refinancing of high-yield bonds. Further noted for its experience in social impact and green bonds.


The team's depth of market knowledge relating to the ECM space is lauded by clients, one noting: "They have a very commercial approach to ECM issues, they're not just legalistic."

A further client affirms: "Within the ECM field specifically the team is one of the best in the market in terms of experience and being across the latest industry developments and practices."

Work highlights

Advised Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Capital and UBS as joint lead managers of the potential IPO and listing on the ASX of Latitude Financial Services Group.

Acted for ANZ in relation to its role as dealer and arranger of a non-underwritten debt issuance program under which UFS issued AUD30 million of subordinated unsecured notes to institutional investors to support investment activities in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Notable practitioners

Adam D'Andreti is an established practitioner, advising clients on ECM matters such as IPOs and secondary raising. "Our experience of working with him has been exceptionally positive," comments a client, "he's very commercial and is very strong in terms of problem-solving skills."

Louise McCoach is an established figure in the DCM space and often advises clients on the issuance and refinancing of secured and unsecured notes. A client comments: "She has a very high standing in the structured finance legal world and great product knowledge, and she's a very commercial lawyer."

Peter Cook is widely respected as a top practitioner for the depth of his experience on ECM matters, frequently acting for underwriters and lead managers on major IPOs. Clients praise him as a "a very strong, experienced partner" who "knows everyone, marshals the troops well and has a good sense of judgement."

Rachael Bassil is "very highly experienced and a safe pair of hands," clients note. She has an active practice in ECM and often acts for lead managers on IPOs and equity issuances.

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Our approach
Our Capital Markets team advise listed companies and funds, financial advisers and their clients, underwriters and institutional investors across the range of Australian capital markets transactions.

We are renowned for providing innovative advice on new and existing financial structures and financial products. We have acted for many listed corporations in their debt and equity capital markets transactions. We have excellent working relationships with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, the Australian Securities Exchange and the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.

Our place in the market
For the first three quarters of 2018 we ranked 1st in Australia/NZ by number of deals by both Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

Our services

  • Conducting initial public offerings.
  • Establishing and structuring listed and unlisted managed funds.
  • Advising on subsequent offerings including rights issues, private placements, share purchase plans, DRP underwritings and on the establishment of share and interest sale facilities.
  • Advising on block trades.
  • Advising on the structuring of complex capital instruments.
  • Advising on capital management strategies, including buy-backs and capital reductions.
  • Debt capital markets and securitisation – on various programme establishments, drawdowns, credit-wrapped notes, US private placements and Islamic bonds.


Athanasoff, Julie

Bassil, Rachael

Cardaci, Marcello

Cook, Peter

D'Andreti, Adam

Hill, Elizabeth

Johns, Deborah

Kauye, Alex

Laura, Adam

Macdonald, Ben

McCoach, Louise

McCoach, Louise

McGrath, Duncan

Narushima, Hiroshi

Pathak, Neil

Semple, Craig

Turner, Sarah


Automobile & Parts


Charities/Not for Profit




Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper


Health Care

Industrial Engineering



Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate


Technology, Hardware & Electronics



Travel & Leisure


Capital Markets

Gilbert + Tobin


Level 35

Tower Two, International Towers

200 Barangaroo Avenue


New South Wales


NSW 2000

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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.


Capital Markets: Debt

Louise McCoach
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity

Adam D'Andreti
Band 3
Peter Cook
Band 1
Rachael Bassil
Band 3