Wei has practised in banking and finance law for over 15 years. His experience spans more than 10 years of private practice as well as almost five years in-house at a ‘top four’ Australian bank.
Wei has a strong background in corporate and institutional debt financing, as well as mezzanine lending and cross border transactions.
He started his career at Minter Ellison in Brisbane, thereafter working for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London in the Structured and Asset Finance Team and then DLA Piper Hong Kong in Banking and Finance. Prior to partnership at McCullough Robertson, Wei worked for ANZ Bank in the Loan Structuring and Execution team.
Wei acts for banks and borrowers in lending transactions across various sectors including residential construction, land subdivision, healthcare, general corporate, agribusiness, industrials, and resources.
Praised by clients for his pragmatic approach and ability to identify and focus on key issues, Wei is able to break down complex problems into practical and commercial solutions for his clients.
Wei’s background covers a wide range of financing arrangements from syndicated, club, and bilateral loans, to project finance, derivatives, and debt capital markets. He advises clients on the structuring of transactions, conducts due diligence, and assists with drafting and negotiation of finance documents.
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.
Acted on almost $100m of facilities provided to a developer to refinance commercial centres and assets across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.
Acted 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, and the Signature Onfarm beef processing facility.
Mackay Sugar Limited
Advised in relation to the financing aspects of its corporate restructure.
Acted for ANZ and NAB on a secured club lending transaction of over $200m provided to a listed Queensland property fund.
Advised 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
Acted 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.
Advised Westpac on over $100m of acquisition funding provided to a property fund for assets across New South Wales, ACT and Western Australia.
Advised 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
Advised in relation to the transfer of over $400m of Australian loan participations to restructure of its shipping, offshore and energy loan portfolio.