With over 20 years international experience providing specialist advice to financiers and borrowers, David brings his clients a wealth of experience in 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.
Drawing on experience from private practice, as well as his time on secondment to the London office of a major European bank and with the in-house legal teams of ANZ and NAB, 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 sought-after expertise include structuring 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’s ability to provide clients with the quality services required to achieve the most commercial outcomes has received industry recognition, most recently in the form of a Band 3 ranking for Banking & Finance: Property Finance – Australia by Chambers & Partners.
Advising 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
Advising 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
Advising on the development and investment financing of its first, and subsequent Australian student accommodation facilities.
Prime Super and Whitehelm Capital
Advising on the debt financing of the acquisition of Infrastructure House, a significant government tenanted office building in Canberra’s CBD.
Residential property developers
Regularly advising 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
Advising on the Australian aspects of cross-border financing transactions involving Australian obligors and assets.
Major Australian developer
Assisting with its senior and mezzanine construction facilities for its multi-stage, mixed use development in Sydney’s Castle Hill.
Advising in respect of its funding of the acquisition of the Chalk Hotel site including preparation of financial documents and due diligence.
Acting for MaxCap on the provision of syndicated secured facilities in respect of Central Element’s ‘Pienza’ mixed used development in Sydney’s Neutral Bay.
Regularly advising Macquarie Bank’s Banking and Financial Services team in respect of a broad range of corporate and, more recently, real estate, financings.
Assisting Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited in relation to five significant real estate development financings (both residential and commercial office/industrial).
Security bond providers
Acting for a group of surety bond providers on their participation in a $1 billion syndicated surety bond facility to a major construction and infrastructure group as part of the sale of that group by its parent.