Banking & Finance Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Market-leading property financing practice acting on substantial facilities for real estate acquisitions and construction projects, including green loan facilities. Recognised expertise acting for borrowers and lenders across infrastructure acquisitions as well as asset finance and leasing matters, especially in the aviation sector. Established relationships with leading domestic banks, multinational investment banks and major Chinese banking institutions, as well as with prominent non-bank lenders.

Strengths The firm's strengths are "experience, expertise and a client-centric approach," according to a client, who calls it "top tier."

Work highlights Acted for the lenders to the Blackstone Group in relation to its AUD1.52 billion acquisition of Sydney CBD officer towers from Scentre Group.

Advised the senior lenders, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bank of China, on the AUD400 million financing provided to AATS Group in relation to its winning bid for Transit Australia Group.

Notable practitioners

Tony Berriman, Daniel Marks and James Mok are key contacts for the firm.