Leveraged Finance

Clayton Utz has cemented itself at the forefront of top tier finance practices in Australia. In advising on leveraged finance transactions, we act for both financiers and borrowers, and provide the highest level of legal service to meet the legal and commercial expectations of our clients.


Our thorough knowledge of financial products allows us to provide innovative solutions for our clients. We get the deal done by taking the time to understand your needs and drivers. This allows us to assist financiers in creating the best solutions for the client while preserving their position on complex and involved issues.

We work closely with clients when it comes to proactively responding to trends in the market that are impacting their business operations. This has seen us involved in in many "first of kind" deals, giving us novel experience that our competitors would not have seen.

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Our leveraged finance lawyers have enormous experience in acting for both financiers and borrowers in leveraged finance transactions. Our working knowledge of the key objectives and parameters of private equity and financiers puts us in a unique position to provide commercial and transaction-oriented advice on all aspects of leveraged finance.

Our expertise extends beyond the senior debt package to:

  • institutional subordinated debt facilities;
  • retail subordinated note issues;
  • mezzanine debt; and
  • tax effective offshore shareholder debt funding.

Our approach to documenting and advising on these different tranches of capital is to supplement the core debt team (which has experience in each of these products) with relevant specialists to achieve an integrated and consistent debt package. The use of our specialists, who have the most up-to-date knowledge and market understanding, ensures the best advice is obtained on each product.

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