Banking & finance
A deep understanding of the dynamic, evolving nature of the business of finance in all its forms is the reason why our team represents most of the local and international financial institutions doing business in Australia. Concurrently, with that experience and industry knowledge, we also do considerable work assisting our corporate clients as borrowers.
Our work in finance takes us across and has created a broad experience in industries including real estate, international trade, mining and resources, infrastructure, agribusiness, manufacturing, retail and tourism.
Our team’s participation in financing transactions includes advising on structuring, preparation of all forms of facility and security documentation at all commercial levels, including bilateral, club and syndicated transactions, inter-creditor relationships and advice on security realisations.
For these purposes and to give our clients the best advantage possible, we have invested in technology and systems directly aimed at state of the art documents, quality production and a capability to respond quickly and cost efficiently.
With all this in the mix, our core propositions for our clients are:
- we are in a people business and that includes our clients and their customers
- we like what we do and we particularly like to see our clients succeed
- we have a group of highly experienced and dedicated practitioners and we are available, commercial and responsive
- one of our main aims is to understand what our clients and their customers where applicable want
- we are about protecting our client’s interests but as importantly, we look to achieve outcomes through creating solutions and advancing your business interests, not finding problems, and
- we are a part of your brand and a part of your team and commit to positively interacting with you and your customers. We are easy to deal with.
One of the four major banks in Australia recently completed a review of its panel lawyers. Below is their assessment of our Finance Team:
‘They treat us as a key client and provide us with a high level of service accordingly. We have found them to be a very safe pair of hands to manage transactions, requiring minimal input at all levels and always give updates on where a matter is at. Their lawyers and senior associate team all provide excellent, commercial, pragmatic and timely advice. Easily the best value for money firm on the panel. McRob have the greatest depth of capacity throughout its junior to senior lawyer ranks.’
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Acting on all aspects of their financing of site acquisitions and developments and at every level in their debt structures.
Advised in bridging finance facilities with two international banks having an aggregate value of approximately AUD $110 million, as well as a separate AUD $585 million syndicated development loan facility.
Corporate Travel Management
Acted in relation to an AUD $185 million club facility provided by an Australian major bank and four international banks.
Diversified investment and funds management group (ASX listed)
Advised borrower and related obligors in relation to AUD $234 million facilities provided by a major Australian bank.
A Dutch multinational banking group
Advised financiers for the funds provision borrower, a special purpose vehicle controlled by an overseas pension fund, for the acquisition of a commercial property.
Rural Funds Management
Acted as responsible entity for a number of funds, in a secured club facility provided by an Australian major bank and Dutch international bank.
Australian major bank
Acting for the $80 million funding for the development of a new five star hotel in Brisbane.
Global Student Accommodation Group
Advised on the development and investment financing of their first entry into the Australian market.
Established acquisition vehicles for various asset purchases to form part of Black River’s Australian Agricultural Fund No. 2.