King & Wood Mallesons

Capital Markets Department

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What the team is known for A pre-eminent full-service firm offering comprehensive expertise across the full gamut of capital markets issues. Handles complex hybrid securities mandates and is particularly renowned for the depth of its debt practice, advising on complex and innovative debt products from kangaroo, green and social to blockchain bonds. Known for its strong capabilities handling complex IPOs, block trades and secondary offerings. Demonstrates considerable ability in complex cross-border matters, particularly those involving the USA and China. Offers thought leadership through contributions to the Law Council’s Treasury submissions regarding crowdsourced equity funding.

Strengths A clients praises the high quality of the team's advice and market knowledge, commenting: "They provide solutions and are commercially focused, and have very good networks across all relevant sectors."

Another client appreciates the team's "quality and constant availability of management, in addition to their clarity and thoroughness when providing advice."

Work highlights Advised AMP on its AUD784 million placement and share purchase plan.

Acted for Scottish Pacific Group in relation to the establishment of a master trust securitisation structure.

Notable practitioners

Anne-Marie Neagle
is a well-regarded practitioner who often acts for financial services providers in relation to structured finance and derivatives transactions.

David Friedlander
is described by clients as a "commercial, hard-working and knowledgeable" practitioner. A leading figure for ECM matters, he often acts for clients on placements and IPOs.

Ian Edmonds-Wilson
is a leading figure on the securitisation scene and often represents financiers and borrowers in relation to the establishment of securitisation structures.

Ian Paterson
is noted for the depth of his experience acting on major DCM matters. He acts for financial institutions in relation to a variety of debt raisings, bond offers and note issuances.

Jo Dodd
is a well-regarded practitioner who often acts for clients on debt raisings, including bond and note issues.

Joseph Muraca
is an established practitioner who demonstrates expertise with regards to equity capital raisings. A client notes: "He's always available to assist and provides helpful insight and knowledge to benefit our business."

Paul McBride
is highly regarded for his practice focusing on securitisation, derivatives and structured products. Based in Brisbane, he maintains an international practice, building on his previous experience working in Hong Kong to continue to act for clients based in China and South Korea.

Paul Smith
acts for a varied clientele, including issuers, originators, managers and arrangers of transactions. He is highly experienced in relation to securitisation and structured finance matters, advising clients on the establishment of securitisation structures and the issuance of asset-backed securities.

Philip Harvey
is a highly regarded lawyer who is noted for his work assisting clients with the issuance of bonds and the establishment of note programmes. "He offers market-leading support on the kangaroo bond space," comments one client.