Capital Markets: Equity - Australia
Basic facts about the department
- 45 partners
- 114 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Offers exceptional strength across all facets of capital markets, including securitisation and derivatives. The DCM team attracts both inbound and outbound deals and is a leading kangaroo bond practice.
Work highlights Advised Suncorp-Metway on the establishment of its USD5 billion global covered bond programme and the issue of the first two series of covered bonds out of that programme.
Acted for Pepper on their acquisition of a portfolio of auto and equipment loans from Suncorp Metway together with the financing of that acquisition by way of securitisation.
Berkeley Cox is the highly experienced head of the structured finance, securitisation and derivatives group. He brought that considerable experience to bear when advising Suncorp-Metway on its global covered bond programme.
The talented David Friedlander led the team advising Fonterra, a New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative on its NZD500 million public offer in Australia and New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Regime.
Seasoned practitioner Greg Hammond is the head of the DCM practice. His work includes advising a group of 17 mutual authorised deposit-taking institutions in connection with the issuance of capital instruments to a special purpose vehicle (the Australian Mutual Investment Trust).
Ian Paterson is sought out for his structured finance, securitisation and derivatives expertise. He advised ANZ on its public retail offering of subordinated notes.
Ken Astridge combines debt capital markets and banking expertise and was part of the team that advised Echo Entertainment Group on its AUD454 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer.
Ian Edmonds-Wilson has a particular focus on structured finance and securitisation. His clientele includes borrowers, issuers, trustees and underwriters, both domestic and international.
Scott Farrell is highly sought after by clients for his derivatives expertise. He is the legal counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in Australia as well as legal counsel to the Australian Financial Markets Association.
Shannon Finch is highlighted by clients for her problem-solving skills. Her recent work includes leading on advising Echo Entertainment on its AUD454 million accelerated renounceable entitlement offer.
Philip Harvey has been heavily involved in many of the kangaroo covered bond issuances of the past year and counts an impressive array of major domestic and international banks amongst his clients.
Greg Golding has a focus on contested public company takeovers and reconstructions, as well as capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions.
Evie Bruce continues to build a profile acting on IPOs, and hybrid and retail debt offerings. She has acted on matters such as representing the underwriters on Billabong International's AUD225 million accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
Paul Smith specialises in securitisation matters and structured finance. He acts for issuers and managers in the Australian, Euro and US financial markets.
Significant clients AMP, Billabong, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, NAB.