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King & Wood Mallesons

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Leading banking group active on sophisticated financing arrangements for borrowers, lenders and sponsors. Enviable client list, including major domestic and multinational financial institutions, property and infrastructure developers and investment funds. Maintains a sterling reputation in all banking and finance disciplines, including asset, property, acquisition and corporate finance. Deals with major cross-border aviation and shipping transactions and advises on innovative corporate finance products. Supported by the firm's strong practice in financial services regulation to provide clients with a comprehensive service, as well as top-tier corporate and restructuring service offerings.

Strengths

"They are our go-to finance lawyers when we need something done in a short time," one impressed client says, another adding: "Their responsiveness is amazingand their accuracy and knowledge of the law is second to none."

Work highlights

Advised Brookfield Capital on the securing of a AUD2.1 billion syndicated facility and bridge loans totalling AUD2.5 billion supporting its acquisition of private hospital operator Healthscope.

Acted for the CS Agriculture joint venture, as borrower, on a AUD250 million transaction financing the joint ownership by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Shandong Ruyi of Cubbie Station.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Bourke has an established reputation for corporate finance matters and frequently acts on the arrangement of cross-border facilities. "He's good at explaining complex technical concepts in plain English," a client says.

Dale Rayner is an asset finance specialist, described by one client as "approachable, fast to respond, and with an excellent knowledge of the law."

Ian Solomon is a distinguished practitioner in the property finance space and is particularly relied upon for complex transactions. Market sources acknowledge him as a "good operator" with valuable specialist expertise.

John Canning is a leading acquisition finance lawyer, with significant experience in the aviation finance field. Described as "head and shoulders better" than many competitors by one market source, he's also identified as "clearly one of the leaders" in the space by another.

Ken Astridge is one of the leading figures in the property finance sphere. "He's great," one market source says, while another notes his "good deals for top clients."

Yuen-Yee Cho is a leading acquisition and corporate finance lawyer. "She understands our business better than some of our internal legal team," one client says, while another calls her "very effective at getting the outcomes."

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Banking & Finance

King & Wood Mallesons

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Location

Level 61

Governor Phillip Tower

1 Farrer Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Ranked Lawyers

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

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance


Yuen-Yee Cho
Band 1

Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing


Dale Rayner
Band 3
John Canning
Band 1

Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


Aaron Bourke
Band 3
Yuen-Yee Cho
Band 1

Banking & Finance: Property Finance


Ian Solomon
Band 2

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