In this chapter, we present the 60 leading legal minds in Australia’s banking sector, all of whom have been selected for their outstanding acumen in a range of financing and regulatory matters.
Most Highly Regarded
King & Wood Mallesons performs well in this chapter, with 12 lawyers listed for their top-tier banking practices.
Yuen-Yee Cho sits among the most highly ranked banking specialists in the Australian market and excels in project and acquisition finance, as well as a range of capital market matters.
Jeff Clark enjoys a sterling reputation among peers for his excellent practice encompassing a wide spectrum of project finance, acquisition and insolvency matters.
John Canning is a top-drawer banking lawyers, renowned for his considerable expertise in a range of transactions, including asset finance and aviation finance.
Ian Paterson is a banking and finance specialist who is held in high esteem for his vast expertise in debt and hybrid securities.
At Herbert Smith Freehills, seven lawyers gain recognition here.
Hayley Neilson earns praise for her vast experience advising on significant financing deals in the market, including leveraged buyouts and restructurings.
Andrew Booth stands out for his wide-ranging skillset that runs the gamut of capital markets and banking matters, from debt and equity transactions to derivatives.
John Angus is identified for his outstanding practice which encompasses a variety of cross-border financing matters in the mining, energy, technology and retail sectors.
Patrick Lowden receives effusive praise from peers thanks to his expert handling of complex equity and debt-related transactions.
Gilbert + Tobin receives four listings here.
John Schembri is as an outstanding corporate finance lawyer, well versed in advising clients on structured financing and syndicated lending.
Simon Lynch is a well-known finance lawyer in the Australian market who skilfully assists clients with the structuring and restructuring of a variety of financial transactions.
Gail Christopher wins acclaim from peers for her strong finance practice where she showcases particular expertise in leveraged transactions and acquisition finance.
Peter Doyle has a strong track record in the banking sector, and deep expertise in infrastructure financing projects.
At Allens, five lawyers are recognised for their excellence in banking law.
Phillip Cornwell is recognised for his exceptional banking and finance expertise, which encompasses leverages, infrastructure and energy financing matters.
Mark Kidston is a prominent figure in the market who offers expert counsel to borrowers and lenders on leverages and acquisition finance matters.
Tom Highnam is singled out by peers for his adept handling of leveraged buyouts, as well as project finance and derivatives.
MinterEllison receives five listings here.
John Mosley is one of Australia’s premier names in banking and finance and earns acclaim for his deep knowledge of syndicated loans as well as project and acquisition finance.
Stewart Robertson achieves emphatic praise from peers for his extensive expertise in structured finance, distressed finance and other asset-backed finance matters.
James Mok is a finance specialist who ranks highly among peers, particularly for his adept handling of transactions across the aviation sector.
Shawn Wytenburg at Ashurst is a dominant presence in the space thanks to his considerable expertise in project finance, acquisition and leverage finance.
Martin Coleman receives widespread plaudits for his significant experience of leveraged and mezzanine finance issues.
At Norton Rose Fulbright Nuncio D’Angelo stands out for his profound ability in structured finance, distressed finance and other asset-backed finance matters.
Alison Deitz ranks highly among peers thanks to her tremendous understanding of banking regulation.
Clifford Chance’s Richard Gordon excels across a range of corporate, project and infrastructure financing areas, and in acquisition and leveraged finance matters.
Alexander Schlosser at Clayton Utz is held in high esteem among peers, thanks to his sweeping knowledge of syndicated loans and acquisition finance matters.
Dan Fitts is looked upon with enormous favour among sources who consider him a top name for high-value banking transactions and infrastructure finance.
Adam Stapledon at Allen & Overy is a key player in the Australian banking sector who is highly experienced in international finance transactions, acting for both lenders and private equity sponsors.