Profile of Tim Stewart

Tim Stewart

Partner, BEng (Hons) LLB

About Tim Stewart

Tim has experience acting for lenders, borrowers and sponsors in relation to all types of debt finance, including corporate, structured, acquisition, project financing and restructuring.

His relevant experience includes advising:

  • H.R.L. Morrison & Co (as manager and adviser), on the joint acquisition by Infratil and Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation of the Canberra Data Centre business;
  • CCCI on its acquisition of the John Holland Group;
  • lenders to the East West Connect consortium on the East West Link PPP in Melbourne;
  • lenders to QIC on its acquisition of the Iona Gas Storage Facility;
  • the successful consortium on the financing of the acquisition of the Port of Brisbane from the Queensland Government;
  • on various bids on infrastructure assets, including Port of Melbourne, Port Botany and Port Kembla, Port of Newcastle, Port of Darwin and the Sydney Desalination Plant;
  • Queensland Investment Corporation regarding the sale of its Queensland Motorways asset;
  • the lenders:
    • on Queensland Motorways' toll road refinancing;
    • on the refinancing of Melbourne's Eastlink tollway;
    • on the refinancing of Perth Airport;
    • to Australian Gas Networks; and
    • the borrowing base facilities for Roc Oil and Horizon Oil International Limited; and
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on the restructure of various of its customers debt facilities.

In the past 18 months, with the emergence of alternative sources of funding in the Australian market by way of US sourced term loan B, Tim has been very active advising clients in this space, including:

  • advising lenders on the acquisition of the Orica Chemicals business by Blackstone;
  • advising the lenders on the financing of Nine Entertainment Group through its scheme of arrangements;
  • advising the lenders on the refinance of Alinta Energy; and
  • advising Iron Mountain on its Australian Term Loan B issuance.

Tim is also the Chair of Allens footprint and sustainability committee.