Gilbert + Tobin

Construction, Infrastructure & Project Finance Department

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What the team is known for Prominent project finance practice, frequently representing banks, sponsors and borrowers in relation to substantial financings and refinancings of infrastructure projects in a variety of sectors, including transport and energy. Handles PPPs and advises on projects involving the privatisation of assets.

Work highlights Instructed by Pacific Hydro to advise the senior financiers to the Crowlands wind farm in Victoria. This matter was valued at AUD105 million.

Acted for the Reliance Rail PPP on the refinancing of its AUD2 billion of debt.

Notable practitioners

John Schembri is described by a client as someone who is "always looking for solutions and is good to deal with." He has a good reputation for advising borrowers, sponsors and lenders on large project financings and refinancings.

Peter Doyle is considered one of Australia's leading project finance lawyers, counting both financiers and borrowers amongst his clientele. One client notes that "his strength is really being able to understand pretty complex issues and distil them down to layman terms."