Graeme Gurney has practised exclusively in banking and finance law for the whole of his career and has widely recognised skills in property finance, structured finance, international finance and workouts.

His experience, gained over more than 30 years, has seen him head up the banking practices in both our Sydney and Melbourne offices. His ability to develop appropriate commercial solutions which lead the market in their innovation is widely acknowledged.

Graeme spent a year seconded to a major Australian merchant bank so that he understands the pressures on the client's side of the desk. As a member of the Banking Finance and Consumer Credit Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Graeme promoted sensible regulation and legislative change.

Graeme Gurney has a first-rate reputation for handling property finance matters, and is a long standing and well-respected member of the Australian banking and finance community – Chambers Global 2012.

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Asset Finance

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group:
Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 

Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation:
Acted for BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Asset Finance

Banking and Finance

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group: Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 

Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation:
Acted for BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Banking and Finance

Corporate Finance

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group: Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 

Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation: Acted fort BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Corporate Finance

Property Finance

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group: Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.


National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 


Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation: Acted for BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Property Finance

Project Finance

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group: Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 

Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation: Acted for BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Project Finance

Restructuring and Insolvency

During the recession of the early 1990's Graeme established the restructuring practice at Clayton Utz, acting for Banks in most of the significant workouts and restructures of the period, including: Ariadne; Hooker Corporation; Linter; Carter Group; Westmex; Bond Media and Bond Brewing.  He developed a reputation for innovative legal solutions which often helped his clients to achieve full recoveries in contentious environments.

In the good times, he has used his restructuring experience to assist many clients in situations which do not involve distress. For example:

AMP Group: acted on the unitisation of its statutory fund retail assets.

Multiplex Group: advised on the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

Brookfield: advised on the restructure of its European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity. He advised Brookfield Multiplex in conjunction with legal teams in the UK, the UAE, and 7 other jurisdictions.

His experience and the unique combination of strong banking, structured and project finance and insolvency skills, make him one of only a very few lawyers able to successfully structure bankruptcy-remote transactions in the context of failed projects or joint ventures.

He pioneered the use of pre-pack VA's in this country, recently using the technique very effectively for Brookfield in the Hilton Surfers Paradise Project.

He is National Australia Bank's lawyer of choice for complex distressed transactions.

Other relevant experience

Centro: provided second counsel advice to the senior bank group led by BNP Paribas.

Allco:  advised National Australia Bank on its exposure to Allco Principals and API.

ABC Learning Centres: advised Morgan Stanley on the restructure of its investment and a potential restructure of the ABC Group using a pre-pack VA, which unfortunately did not obtain stakeholder support.

Lehman Bros.: acted for the voluntary administrators in connection with various aspects of the realisation of the treasury book.

Rubicon Asset Management: advised the voluntary administrator on all aspects of the administration, including a number of 3rd party proposed restructures.

Hilton Surfers paradise: acted for Brookfield Multiplex in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group.  The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process. 

Luna Park Sydney: acted for Brookfield in connection with the restructure of the equity and acquisition and development finance for Luna Park Sydney.

Brookfield: acted for Brookfield in various aspects of the restructuring of certain property trusts.

Ashington: acted for National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of the ownership and financing of the Stamford Plaza, Double Bay Redevelopment, when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific in a hostile private transaction.

Eureka Development Fund No. 1: advising National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of its $80 million facilities, which involved the global restructure of 8 previously separate acquisition and development facilities.

Meridien: acted for AMP on the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan.

Waugh Group: advised National Australia Bank on the restructure of its $140 million debt, which involves a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels.

Alinta: acted for Origin Energy in connection with various issues relating to the TPG acquisition of Alinta and the indirect acquisition of various power station assets formerly owned by Babcock & Brown Power.

See Restructuring and Insolvency

Restructuring

During the recession of the early 1990's Graeme established the restructuring practice at Clayton Utz, acting for Banks in most of the significant workouts and restructures of the period, including: Ariadne; Hooker Corporation; Linter; Carter Group; Westmex; Bond Media and Bond Brewing.  He developed a reputation for innovative legal solutions which often helped his clients to achieve full recoveries in contentious environments.

In the good times, he has used his restructuring experience to assist many clients in situations which do not involve distress. For example:

AMP Group: acted on the unitisation of its statutory fund retail assets.

Multiplex Group: advised on the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

Brookfield: advised on the restructure of its European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity. He advised Brookfield Multiplex in conjunction with legal teams in the UK, the UAE, and 7 other jurisdictions.

His experience and the unique combination of strong banking, structured and project finance and insolvency skills, make him one of only a very few lawyers able to successfully structure bankruptcy-remote transactions in the context of failed projects or joint ventures.

He pioneered the use of pre-pack VA's in this country, recently using the technique very effectively for Brookfield in the Hilton Surfers Paradise Project.

He is National Australia Bank's lawyer of choice for complex distressed transactions.

Other relevant experience

Centro: provided second counsel advice to the senior bank group led by BNP Paribas.

Allco:  advised National Australia Bank on its exposure to Allco Principals and API.

ABC Learning Centres: advised Morgan Stanley on the restructure of its investment and a potential restructure of the ABC Group using a pre-pack VA, which unfortunately did not obtain stakeholder support.

Lehman Bros.: acted for the voluntary administrators in connection with various aspects of the realisation of the treasury book.

Rubicon Asset Management: advised the voluntary administrator on all aspects of the administration, including a number of 3rd party proposed restructures.

Hilton Surfers paradise: acted for Brookfield Multiplex in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group.  The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process. 

Luna Park Sydney: acted for Brookfield in connection with the restructure of the equity and acquisition and development finance for Luna Park Sydney.

Brookfield: acted for Brookfield in various aspects of the restructuring of certain property trusts.

Ashington: acted for National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of the ownership and financing of the Stamford Plaza, Double Bay Redevelopment, when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific in a hostile private transaction.

Eureka Development Fund No. 1: advising National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of its $80 million facilities, which involved the global restructure of 8 previously separate acquisition and development facilities.

Meridien: acted for AMP on the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan.

Waugh Group: advised National Australia Bank on the restructure of its $140 million debt, which involves a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels.

Alinta: acted for Origin Energy in connection with various issues relating to the TPG acquisition of Alinta and the indirect acquisition of various power station assets formerly owned by Babcock & Brown Power.

See Restructuring

Insolvency

Centro: provided second counsel advice to the senior bank group led by BNP Paribas.

Allco:  advised National Australia Bank on its exposure to Allco Principals and API.

ABC Learning Centres: advised Morgan Stanley on the restructure of its investment and a potential restructure of the ABC Group using a pre-pack VA, which unfortunately did not obtain stakeholder support.

Lehman Bros.: acted for the voluntary administrators in connection with various aspects of the realisation of the treasury book.

Rubicon Asset Management: advised the voluntary administrator on all aspects of the administration, including a number of 3rd party proposed restructures.

Hilton Surfers paradise: acted for Brookfield Multiplex in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group.  The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process. 

Luna Park Sydney: acted for Brookfield in connection with the restructure of the equity and acquisition and development finance for Luna Park Sydney.

Brookfield: acted for Brookfield in various aspects of the restructuring of certain property trusts.

Ashington: acted for National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of the ownership and financing of the Stamford Plaza, Double Bay Redevelopment, when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific in a hostile private transaction.

Eureka Development Fund No. 1: advising National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of its $80 million facilities, which involved the global restructure of 8 previously separate acquisition and development facilities.

Meridien: acted for AMP on the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan.

Waugh Group: advised National Australia Bank on the restructure of its $140 million debt, which involves a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels.

Alinta: acted for Origin Energy in connection with various issues relating to the TPG acquisition of Alinta and the indirect acquisition of various power station assets formerly owned by Babcock & Brown Power.

See Insolvency

Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

During the recession of the early 1990's Graeme established the restructuring practice at Clayton Utz, acting for Banks in most of the significant workouts and restructures of the period, including: Ariadne; Hooker Corporation; Linter; Carter Group; Westmex; Bond Media and Bond Brewing.  He developed a reputation for innovative legal solutions which often helped his clients to achieve full recoveries in contentious environments.

In the good times, he has used his restructuring experience to assist many clients in situations which do not involve distress. For example:

AMP Group: acted on the unitisation of its statutory fund retail assets.

Multiplex Group: advised on the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

Brookfield: advised on the restructure of its European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity. He advised Brookfield Multiplex in conjunction with legal teams in the UK, the UAE, and 7 other jurisdictions.

His experience and the unique combination of strong banking, structured and project finance and insolvency skills, make him one of only a very few lawyers able to successfully structure bankruptcy-remote transactions in the context of failed projects or joint ventures.

He pioneered the use of pre-pack VA's in this country, recently using the technique very effectively for Brookfield in the Hilton Surfers Paradise Project.

He is National Australia Bank's lawyer of choice for complex distressed transactions.

Other relevant experience

Centro: provided second counsel advice to the senior bank group led by BNP Paribas.

Allco:  advised National Australia Bank on its exposure to Allco Principals and API.

ABC Learning Centres: advised Morgan Stanley on the restructure of its investment and a potential restructure of the ABC Group using a pre-pack VA, which unfortunately did not obtain stakeholder support.

Lehman Bros.: acted for the voluntary administrators in connection with various aspects of the realisation of the treasury book.

Rubicon Asset Management: advised the voluntary administrator on all aspects of the administration, including a number of 3rd party proposed restructures.

Hilton Surfers paradise: acted for Brookfield Multiplex in connection with the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group.  The restructure involved innovative structuring and utilised a pre-pack voluntary administration process. 

Luna Park Sydney: acted for Brookfield in connection with the restructure of the equity and acquisition and development finance for Luna Park Sydney.

Brookfield: acted for Brookfield in various aspects of the restructuring of certain property trusts.

Ashington: acted for National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of the ownership and financing of the Stamford Plaza, Double Bay Redevelopment, when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific in a hostile private transaction.

Eureka Development Fund No. 1: advising National Australia Bank in relation to the restructure of its $80 million facilities, which involved the global restructure of 8 previously separate acquisition and development facilities.

Meridien: acted for AMP on the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan.

Waugh Group: advised National Australia Bank on the restructure of its $140 million debt, which involves a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels.

Alinta: acted for Origin Energy in connection with various issues relating to the TPG acquisition of Alinta and the indirect acquisition of various power station assets formerly owned by Babcock & Brown Power.

See Debt Trading and Special Situation Investing

Construction and Major Projects

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and
  • the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

See Construction and Major Projects

Real Estate Markets

China Investment Corporation: Acted for the Chinese sovereign wealth fund in relation to its $1.5 billion acquisition facility in connection with their $2.45 billion winning bid for the Investa Property Trust. The deal is the largest direct property sale in Australia's history and the largest property deal globally for 2015.

AMP Group: Acted for AMP Capital Investors over 15 years on many structured real estate and restructuring deals including:

  • the unitisation of statutory fund retail assets;
  • the $600m debt finance for its Wholesale Office Fund;
  • the issue of innovative convertible and property linked debt securities; and the restructure and sale of its joint venture interest in the Meridien Retirement Group to JP Morgan. 

Brookfield Multiplex: Led our teams over more than 20 years in connection with the structuring and financing of numerous development projects and restructuring of existing and development assets including:

  • most recently the $600 million Brookfield Place Tower 2, Perth
  • the $900 million Brookfield Place, Perth
  • the redevelopment, equity and development finance for Luna Park, Jones Bay Wharf, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Adelaide Quays, Darling Island, Citicorp Centre, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo and the Rhodes Peninsula;
  • the multi-use redevelopment of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre;
  • the restructure of the group's European subsidiaries, which involved the transfer of all Brookfield Multiplex offshore entities and assets to another Brookfield Asset Management entity;
  • the restructure of the acquisition and project finance for the $420 million Hilton Surfers Paradise project following the collapse of the Raptis Group; and the restructure and progressive structured sale of its investment in the Duelguide/Chelsfield Real Estate Group in the UK.

National Australia Bank: Acted for NAB in connection with many restructurings, including:

  • the restructure of the Callide C power station
  • its exposure to Allco Principals and API
  • the restructure of the Stamford Plaza at Double Bay when Ashington was replaced as trustee by Scarborough Pacific and subsequent sale to the Royal Group the restructure of the $140 million debt of a Hotel Group, which involved a global restructure of the financing for the acquisition by a number of syndicates of 11 Hotels 

Canberra Airport Corporation: Acted for many years in connection with Canberra Airport Corporation's (now) $800 million of senior secured corporate facilities on a common terms club basis.

Brisbane Airport Corporation: Acted fort BAC on strategic funding and corporate issues, including on the refinance of its corporate debt facilities and on structuring the development of mixed use projects on the Airport Site.

See Real Estate Markets

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