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 aviation, education, water services and healthcare. Particulary active on the financing of renewable energy, mining and natural resources projects. Handles PPPs and advises on projects involving the privatisation of assets.

Strengths"They've got some strong capabilities in project finance, and it seems like they're growing," a client reports. "The team is very thorough and responsive. The point is, they're not cookie-cutter; they're quite bespoke in their advice."

Another client adds: "We have a good working relationship and we trust their work. They have built up a good practice. They have broad experience and we can easily tap into the different parts of the practice."

Work highlights Advised Tilt Renewables on the standalone project financing package for the operational Snowtown 2 Wind Farm asset.

Notable practitioners

John Schembri
maintains a strong practice assisting lenders and borrowers on sizeable energy and transport infrastructure projects. Clients say that his "very commercial approach, very good relationships and understanding of the market" reassure them that "he can give us really good advice."

Peter Doyle
is widely respected for his longstanding reputation in project finance. His influence in the sector is summed up by a client: "Peter's acknowledged expertise and approach are respected by each side of the table, so he guides us to the right answer quickly."

Simon Lynch
maintains a broad banking and finance practice with proven project finance experience, particularly regarding wind and solar energy projects.