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MinterEllison

Banking & Finance

6 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

MinterEllison maintains a 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

"They have great sector knowledge and overlay this with a creative and innovative structural approach," comments a client, going on to add: "They are also great at problem solving, and managing the process and negotiations to ensure a reasonable outcome for all parties."

Another client notes: "They are practical and commercial in understanding and mitigating risks."

Work highlights

Acted for Westpac, CBA and Goldman Sachs as the financiers with regard to the AUD320 million acquisition facility to fund Uniti Group's acquisition of carrier OptiComm by scheme of arrangement.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Marks is a leading figure for property finance and regularly advises bank syndicates on high-value facilities. Described by sources as "a strong lawyer," clients praise his "great knowledge of the finance market."

James Mok acts on asset finance mandates, most notably in the aviation sector. He is a frequent adviser to aviation companies and major banks.

John Elias operates a respected asset finance practice, acting for both domestic and international banks, other financial institutions and leading corporates.

Leigh De Jong handles complex and high-value property finance and is recognised as "very pragmatic and efficient, and an excellent problem solver" by clients. Clients further note: "He has a great grasp of the key commercial drivers and is able to handle more complex transactions."

Matthew Cunningham receives plaudits for his corporate finance activity, and is noted for his presence in the agribusiness sector, a client describing him as a "great communicator who is extremely knowledgeable within the agribusiness space."

Tony Berriman is a seasoned practitioner who enjoys a leading reputation in the property finance space. "He does a great job in getting the deal back to practical, agreed terms," comments a client, adding: "He's very commercial and practical in negotiating realistic outcomes."

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Australia

Banking & Finance: Asset Finance & Leasing


James Mok
Band 2
John Elias
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


Matthew Cunningham
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Property Finance


Daniel Marks
Band 1
Leigh De Jong
Band 3
Tony Berriman
Band 1