With an international career specialising in banking and finance law spanning over two decades, Wei has established a practice widely recognised for its deep understanding of client needs and commercial approach.
Wei brings a strong background in corporate and institutional debt financing, as well as mezzanine lending and cross border transactions founded off experience gained in both private practice as well as from almost five years in-house at a ‘top four’ Australian bank. His experience covers a wide range of financing arrangements from syndicated, club, and bilateral loans, to project finance, asset finance, derivatives, and debt capital markets.
Acting for banks, non-bank lenders and large corporate borrowers, Wei advises in lending transactions across various sectors including residential construction, land subdivision, healthcare, general corporate, agribusiness, industrials, and resources. Wei assists clients with structuring of complex transactions, mitigation of lending risks, due diligence on assets, and drafting and negotiation of finance documents.
Praised by clients for his pragmatic approach and ability to identify and focus on key issues, Wei’s ability to break down complex problems into practical and commercial solutions for his clients has earnt industry recognition. Wei has been recognised in Legal 500, Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers, and has been published by Practical Law and The Projects & Construction Review.
Lead partner advising the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority for the documentation and roll out of the Queensland Government’s $1b Covid-19 Jobs Support Loan Scheme.
Acting on $100m of facilities provided to a developer to refinance commercial centres and assets across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.
Acting for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility in relation to funding provided to build the NRL NQ Cowboys high performance facility, the Mater Hospital Townsville upgrade, Central Queensland University upgrades, the Kimberley Cotton gin development project, and the Signature Onfarm beef processing facility.
Mackay Sugar Limited
Advising in relation to the financing aspects of its corporate restructure.
Acting for ANZ and NAB on a secured club lending transaction of over $200m provided to a listed Queensland property fund.
Advising ANZ in relation to over $50m of debt facilities provided to an investment fund for the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of healthcare property assets.
Group 6 Metals Limited
Acting for Group 6 Metals Limited (formerly King Island Scheelite Limited) on multiple debt and equity funding arrangements to re-commission and develop its tungsten mining operations on King Island, Tasmania.
Advising Westpac on over $100m of acquisition funding provided to a property fund for assets across New South Wales, ACT and Western Australia.
Advising on a 1400 lot land subdivision project on its negotiations and submissions to the local authority in relation to restructuring funding arrangements for key infrastructure works.
A European bank
Advising in relation to the transfer of over $400m of Australian loan participations to restructure of its shipping, offshore and energy loan portfolio.
Advising major banks and project borrowers in relation to the development of wind, solar and carbon projects including leasing and consent arrangements and tripartites.