Kate Casellas

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

An experienced banking and finance lawyer, Kate Casellas has acted for both lenders and sponsors on a range of financings, with a specific focus on project financing and transactions within the resources sector.

From her time practising in Singapore and being involved in a range of financing transactions throughout the south-east Asian region, she has a strong understanding of the complexities of cross-border financing.

Notable Work
  • Advised Squadron Energy on the portfolio financing for its acquisition of CWP Renewables, including all hedging arrangements.
  • Advised Talison Lithium on the project financing of the expansion of its $700 million lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia and all subsequent refinancings, including the recent $1 billion refinancing structured as corporate debt.
  • Acted for Tianqi on its US$2.5 billion senior facility and US$1 billion mezzanine facility in respect of the acquisition of lithium asset in Chile, and all subsequent refinancings.
  • Advised Blackstone and its affiliates on the back-leverage financing arrangements for its A$4.5 billion debt funding for the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited.
  • Advised Westpac Banking Group on the sale of its motor vehicle dealer finance and novated leasing business to Angle Finance (a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management L.P.).
  • Advised Invesco on financing arrangements relating to its acquisition of an interest in a major commercial property being constructed in Perth, valued at $800 million.
  • Acted for Sprott on a number of secured financing transactions in respect of resources located in the Philippines, South America and Australia, as well as acquisition financing for Novo Resources' acquisition of Millennium Minerals.
  • Advised Squadron Energy and Federation Asset Management on a $20 million financing for Windlab Limited for development of its wind assets, as part of the takeover transactions.
  • Advised the administrators on all finance related aspects of the Virgin Airways administration, including negotiation of standstill arrangements with all aircraft financiers, advising on administrator funding arrangements and related security arrangements.
  • Advised a private fund in connection with its research and development financing for an Australian clinical trial.
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