Peter Staciwa's diverse and extensive experience in Australian and international projects and financing deals comes from acting for corporates, consortiums, banks and the government on all forms of projects and deals in the energy, infrastructure and resources sectors.

Peter's experience covers the whole spectrum of project and infrastructure finance: he is just as comfortable advising on the private finance aspects of the deal, as he is on the project and commercial documents side. His diverse finance experience (for both lenders and borrowers) includes leveraged, corporate and property finance together with securitisation.

Clients entrust Peter with their deals because he is proactive, engaging and adept at distilling difficult problems into pragmatic solutions.

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Project Finance

Infrastructure ‒ government

WestConnex Motorway, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) : Advising NSW Government, Roads and Maritime Services on the project financing and other financial elements of the project. Each project has been structured to facilitate a fast-tracked procurement to meet Government's timelines for the WestConnex scheme through the separate procurement of design and construction, operations and maintenance and finance and obtaining key planning approvals post financial close. This was the first project to use a combination of private sector debt, subordinated Commonwealth debt and different layers of equity for a greenfield toll road with traffic risk. RMS achieved contract close and financial close within extremely short timeframes enabling the key design and construction contracts to be let within Government's required timeframe.

Waratah Rolling Stock: for Sydney Trains and NSW Treasury on the ongoing structure and management of this project.

North West Rail Link (2014): for NSW Treasury and TfNSW on the finance elements of the tender and contractual documentation for the OTS (Operations, Trains and Systems) and the TSC (Tunnels Station and Civils) packages (Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Government Partnership Excellence Award).

NorthConnex (2014): for RMS and TfNSW on all aspects of the successful unsolicited proposal process for the North Connex project together with the M7 ‒ North Connex and M2/LCT ‒NorthConnex.

Sydney International Conference Exhibition and Education Precinct (2013): for Infrastructure NSW on the financing aspects of the PPP element of this project.

Sydney Desalination Plant (2012): for Sydney Water and NSW Government on all aspects of the successful refinancing of the Sydney Desalination Plant. (Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Project of the Year).

Darwin Correctional Centre (Northern Territory Government) (2012): for the Northern Territory Government on the first correction services PPP in the Northern Territory.

Infrastructure ‒ private sector roles

Port of Darwin (2015): for a bidding consortium.

Macarthur Water Treatment Plant: for the financier.

Port of Newcastle (2014): for the banks financing a consortium's bid.

Adani Abbott Point Coal Terminal (2014): for a mezzanine financier providing holdco finance.

Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project: for the banks (all of who were international) funding GoldLinQ's successful bid for this project.

Mundaring Water Treatment Plant PPP (2010): for the banks financing a consortium's.

Peninsula Link (2009): for the successful sponsor.

Victorian Desalination Plant (2009): for the banks financing a consortium's.

Royal North Shore Hospital PPP (2008): for the sponsor and sole financier.

Energy ‒ gas/LNG

QCLNG pipeline (2014): for a consortium in relation to its bid for the QCLNG pipeline.

Alinta's Mount Newman and Roy Hill transmission line project (2014): for the senior banks on both the project and financing arrangements.

APLNG: for Australia Pacific LNG on its financing arrangements including the 2012 project financing (Project Finance Magazine Oil & Gas Deal of the Year).

QCLNG (2010): for BG/QGC with China National Offshore Oil Corporation & Tokyo Gas.

Beach Energy: for its financiers on it syndicated financing arrangements.

Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets (2004): for banks financing the HUDF's acquisition of Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets.

Offshore: numerous energy deals in South Africa, Indonesia, India and the Russian Federation.

Energy ‒ renewables

Macarthur Wind Farm (2015): for bidders bidding for various stakes in the Macarthur Wind Farm.

Morton's Lane Wind Farm (2013): for the sponsors on both the project and financing arrangements.

Woodlawn Wind Farm (2010): for Infigen on the project financing, the first merchant wind farm to be project financed in Australia.

Resources

Mining accommodation: for a mezzanine financier providing finance for numerous mining accommodation sites.

Noble: for Noble in relation to a number of offshore coal and other resources deals.

Offshore: numerous African resources deals.

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Banking and Finance

Leveraged Finance

BG Pipeline: Advised a consortium, including China Investment Corporation, bidding for the QCLNG Pipeline on all aspects of its bid including its bespoke debt arrangements.

APLNG: Currently advised APLNG on its debt financing arrangements including Sinopec.

Oil and Gas acquisition: Acted as Australian counsel for an offshore acquisition of global oil and gas manpower supply business.

Macarthur Wind Farm: Advised a sponsor bidding for 50% of the Macarthur Wind Farm.

Port of Newcastle: Advised a global consortium on its financing arrangements bidding for the Port of Newcastle.

Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets: Acted for banks financing the HUDF's acquisition of Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets.

Bank of Scotland: Providing senior, second lien, mezzanine and equity bridge finance for a Swiss pharmaceuticals public to private acquisition.

BNP Paribas and Mizuho: Providing senior and mezzanine acquisition finance for the buy-out of a Swedish telecommunications group.

Barclays Capital, JP Morgan and UBS: Advised on facilities totalling £730 million to Investcorp to enable it to attempt to acquire a German chemical company from Rhone Capital and OTPP.

Barclays Leveraged Finance and BNP Paribas: Advised on facilities totalling £195 million to Exponent to acquire a UK media company from NewsCorp.

See Banking and Finance

Energy and Resources

Energy ‒ gas/LNG

QCLNG pipeline (2014): for a consortium in relation to its bid for the QCLNG pipeline.

Alinta's Mount Newman and Roy Hill transmission line project (2014): for the senior banks on both the project and financing arrangements.

APLNG: for Australia Pacific LNG on its financing arrangements including the 2012 project financing (Project Finance Magazine Oil & Gas Deal of the Year).

QCLNG (2010): for BG/QGC with China National Offshore Oil Corporation & Tokyo Gas.

Beach Energy: for its financiers on it syndicated financing arrangements.

Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets (2004): for banks financing the HUDF's acquisition of Epic Energy's "Rest" pipeline assets.

Offshore: numerous energy deals in South Africa, Indonesia, India and the Russian Federation.

Energy ‒ renewables

Macarthur Wind Farm (2015): for bidders bidding for various stakes in the Macarthur Wind Farm.

Morton's Lane Wind Farm (2013): for the sponsors on both the project and financing arrangements.

Woodlawn Wind Farm (2010): for Infigen on the project financing, the first merchant wind farm to be project financed in Australia.

Resources

Mining accommodation: for a mezzanine financier providing finance for numerous mining accommodation sites.

Noble: for Noble in relation to a number of offshore coal and other resources deals.

Offshore: numerous African resources deals.

See Energy and Resources

Transport and Logistics

Government

WestConnex Motorway, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and Transport for NSW (TfNSW) : Advising NSW Government, Roads and Maritime Services on the project financing and other financial elements of the project. Each project has been structured to facilitate a fast-tracked procurement to meet Government's timelines for the WestConnex scheme through the separate procurement of design and construction, operations and maintenance and finance and obtaining key planning approvals post financial close. This was the first project to use a combination of private sector debt, subordinated Commonwealth debt and different layers of equity for a greenfield toll road with traffic risk. RMS achieved contract close and financial close within extremely short timeframes enabling the key design and construction contracts to be let within Government's required timeframe.

North West Rail Link (2014): for NSW Treasury and TfNSW on the finance elements of the tender and contractual documentation for the OTS (Operations, Trains and Systems) and the TSC (Tunnels Station and Civils) packages (Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Government Partnership Excellence Award).

Waratah Rolling Stock: for Sydney Trains and NSW Treasury on the ongoing structure and management of this project.

NorthConnex (2014): for RMS and TfNSW on all aspects of the successful unsolicited proposal process for the North Connex project together with the M7 ‒ North Connex and M2/LCT ‒NorthConnex.

Private sector

Port of Darwin (2015): for a bidding consortium.

Port of Newcastle (2014): for the banks financing a consortium's bid.

Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project: for the banks (all of who were international) funding GoldLinQ's successful bid for this project.

Peninsula Link (2009): for the successful sponsor. 

See Transport and Logistics

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