Dan Fitts

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Project Finance Lawyer of the Year and Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year

– Best Lawyers Australia


A specialist in corporate, acquisition, structured property and project finance, Dan advises lenders and borrowers on financing transactions across a wide range of industry sectors..

Dan also has extensive experience in Public Private Partnerships and major projects generally, acting for sponsors, lenders and governments across all sectors including transport, power and social infrastructure.

Notable Work
  • Acting for the State of Victoria on all commercial road projects undertaken in the State, including CityLink, EastLink, Peninsula Link, East West Link, West Gate Tunnel and North East Link.
  • Acting for VicGrid in relation to Victoria's participation in the Marinus Link Project.
  • Acted for the lenders on the $16 billion privatisation of the Ausgrid NSW electricity distribution business.
  • Acting for Pacific Alliance Group on the financing of their offshore investment funds.
  • Acted for Hydro Tasmania on the Basslink Project and for its subsidiary Roaring 40s on windfarm projects at Woolnorth Bluff Point, Waterloo, Musselroe and Studland Bay.
  • Acted for lenders to OZ Minerals, Energy Australia, Multinet Gas, Jemena, Abbott Point Coal Terminal, CitiPower and Powercor.
  • Acted for a range of corporate borrowers on their debt facilities including Ridley Agriproducts, Murray River Organics, La Trobe University, Skilled Group, Spotless, Cotton On, Transpacific and Tatts Group.
  • Acted for lenders on a range of corporate facilities including to Spotlight Group, Myer, Regis Aged Care, Pacific National, BlueScope, Nationwide Buslines, Sapphire Aged Care, Fresh Fields Aged Care and Gandel Group.
  • Acted for lenders on a range of property sector acquisition and development transactions including ANZ headquarters at 163 Castlereagh St, NAB offices at 700 Bourke St, Melbourne Civic City Development and AXA Headquarters Development in Docklands Victoria and Myer Bourke St acquisition.
  • Acted for the successful AquaSure Consortium on the Victorian Desalination Plant Project and the Exemplar Health Consortium on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Project.
  • Acting for the State of Victoria on the Royal Children's Hospital Project, New Bendigo Hospital Project, Ravenhall Prison Project, Victorian Correctional Infrastructure Project and Geelong Convention and Event Centre. 
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