In this chapter we recognise the top 44 capital markets specialists in the Australian market. They have been selected for their expertise and experience in a range of debt and equity and structured finance matters, securities law and capital-raising projects.
Most Highly Regarded
King & Wood Mallesons impresses with a total of nine listings in this chapter.
Ian Paterson is distinguished for his in-depth knowledge of debt and hybrid securities.
David Friedlander is widely recognised as an “elder statesman” thanks to his vast capital markets experience spanning three decades.
Meredith Paynter is considered a “standout practitioner” for her stellar work handling complex capital markets transactions.
David Eliakim is “pragmatic, commercial and very experienced” and is celebrated for his “wealth of knowledge of M&A and equity capital markets transactions”.
Herbert Smith Freehills achieves six nominations.
Philippa Stone is a leading light who is recognised for her profound expertise in hybrid securities offerings and bond issuances.
Tim McEwen earns widespread plaudits for his exceptional work assisting underwriters and issuers.
Michael Ziegelaar provides first-rate advice on IPOs and securities and “really knows his stuff”.
Patrick Lowden is “revered among peers” for his splendid practice and considerable expertise in complex debt and equity transactions.
Sidley Austin sees three lawyers highlighted this year.
Robert Meyers is “number one” according to impressed sources who praise his adept handling of complex cross-border acquisitions.
Bruce Dailey wins acclaim for his premier work for underwriters and issuers in debt-based financing deals.
Mimma Barila is endorsed for her impressive practice which encompasses IPOs and hybrid securities.
Julian Donnan of Allens is looked upon with enormous favour for his stellar work on capital markets transactions and schemes of arrangement.
Ashurst’s Sarah Dulhunty garners plaudits as a capital markets specialist with an encyclopaedic understanding of capital markets transactions, REITs and acquisitions.
Andrew Reilly at Rimon PC is “always a pleasure to deal with” and “an exceptional lawyer, especially in US and cross-border transactions”.
At Clayton Utz Stuart Byrne is championed for his outstanding expertise in IPOs, capital raising and hybrid securities offerings.
Daniel Scotti at MinterEllison is lauded for his superb corporate finance practice and breadth of knowledge relating to equity transactions.
Allen & Overy’s Tony Sparks is singled out as an “excellent, strong and reliable lawyer” who shines in private equity and M&A transactions.