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 5 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.
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.
Acted on almost $100m of facilities provided to a developer to refinance commercial centres and assets across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.
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.
Mackay Sugar Limited
Advising in relation to the financing aspects of its corporate restructure.
Advised the financer on land subdivision lending to Villa World Limited and Avid Property Group, construction funding to Sunland Group Limited and RGD Group, and real estate investment lending to Queensland Investment Corporation and Cromwell Property Group.
Advised ANZ Bank on $120 million of facilities provided to a manufactured home developer to fund a number of land lease community projects. Also, advised in relation to joint arranging and underwriting of $1 billion in syndicated facilities to Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, including funding for acquisition of Tox Free Solutions Limited.
One of Beijing’s largest listed property developers
Acted for one of Beijing’s largest listed property developers to raise US$605 million by way of multi-currency syndicated loan.
Asia Development Bank
Acted for Asia Development Bank in relation to providing secured development finance of US$40 million to a telecommunications infrastructure provider in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.