David has over 15 years experience of advising financiers and borrowers in relation to a wide range of syndicated and bilateral finance transactions including real estate and development financings, leveraged and acquisition financings, general corporate lending and debt restructurings.
David regularly acts for a broad range of participants in financing transactions. His clients include international banks, the major Australian banks, a number of regional banks, mezzanine and junior financiers and large corporate borrowers, developers and property funds.
His work includes advising clients about structuring of transactions, drafting, negotiating and settling terms of finance documents (including complex intercreditor and priority arrangements and tripartite agreements), advising in relation to security issues (including in connection with the PPSA) and managing the efficient progress and successful completion of a wide range of transactions across a broad range of industry groups.
David has spent time on secondment to the London office of a major European bank and with the in-house legal teams of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and National Australia Bank.
Advised on development loan facilities of $86 million to finance Stage 3 of the iconic $590 million Southpoint development on Brisbane’s Southbank.
Dalian Wanda Group
Advised on the debt financing of its Sydney Circular Quay project and its ‘Jewel’ joint venture with Ridong on the Gold Coast.
International student accommodation provider
Advised on the development and investment financing of its first, and subsequent Australian student accommodation facilities.
Prime Super and Whitehelm Capital
Advised on the debt financing of the acquisition of Infrastructure House, a significant government tenanted office building in Canberra’s CBD.
Residential property developers
Regularly advises two of New South Wales’ largest independent residential property developers on the financing of site acquisitions and developments, and at every level of their debt structures.
Overseas financiers and obligors
Advises on the Australian aspects of cross-border financing transactions involving Australian obligors and assets.