In this chapter we recognise Australia’s top 29 project finance lawyers, selected for their experience and expertise advising borrowers and lenders on PPPs, structured finance issues and regulatory matters across a range of sectors.
Most Highly Regarded
King & Wood Mallesons sees four practitioners recognised here.
Jeff Clark specialises in major projects including the financing of property acquisitions and developments, and project finance.
John Naughton is regularly engaged on corporate, project and structured financing projects, with an emphasis on the energy and natural resources sector.
The “excellent” Mark Upfold is a well-established name in Australia’s project finance market, with profound expertise in complex financing transactions across a range of sectors, from infrastructure to energy.
Claire Rogers is distinguished for her wide-ranging project financing experience, where she has represented clients in Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa on energy infrastructure and PPPs.
White & Case receives three listings in this chapter.
Brendan Quinn is singled out for his vast experience advising clients on establishing projects across several sectors. Sources call him “one of the best-known practitioners in the field today”.
Josh Sgro is a key figure in Australia for large-scale infrastructure financing. He regularly advises on the development, acquisition, and debt and equity financing of these projects.
Joel Rennie is distinguished for his 15 years of experience in the financing of energy and infrastructure projects domestically and internationally.
Erin Wakelin with Herbert Smith Freehills is a stalwart of the market, well versed in advising clients in domestic and international financial transactions across the transport, healthcare and natural resources sector.
Gerard Pike ranks highly among peers for his excellence in project financing across the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Simon Irvine at Ashurst impresses market sources with his top-tier project finance practice, which spans an array of matters including PPPs, multilateral lending and investments.
Angus Foley is praised for his strong experience working with government and private sector clients on major infrastructure projects and project financing transactions.
Alexander Danne at Gilbert + Tobin is an “excellent project financier”, adept at working with consortiums, financiers, borrowers and investors on projects.
The “superb” Peter Doyle is a “big name” for project finance matters including acquisition and structured finance, particularly in the infrastructure and energy sector.
Joanne Crew of Norton Rose Fulbright focuses her top-notch practice on all aspects of the development, financing and acquisition of major infrastructure for both sponsors and lenders.
Allens’ Michael Ryan is sought after for his impressive skill and experience with project finance transactions for borrowers across the utilities, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors in Australia and Asia.