Banking & Finance

An ever-evolving array of finance options, and the entrance of new offshore and institutional lenders, present challenges in keeping on top of market positions and understanding which stand-alone or multi-sourced finance solution will deliver the best outcome to fit your purpose.

How we can help

We work across the full spectrum of financing transactions including project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, securitisation and debt capital markets, asset finance and corporate and property finance.

We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, corporates and governments across the Asian region.

Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

Providing insights that are informed by a broad market view

Our team has experience working with existing and emerging funding structures, often playing the leading role in precedent, first-to-market transactions in Australia.

Achieving optimal solutions that combine your objectives and assess all funding options collaboratively

We take a commercial and solutions-focussed approach in order to lead multiple parties with differing interests to a central outcome, efficiently.

Competition law issues arising in syndicated loans

Against a backdrop of overseas regulators looking at syndicated loans and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) setting up a unit dedicated to the financial services sector, Robert Walker, Partner, Competition, Consumer & Regulatory, discusses some of the relevant principles to consider.



Advising Nestlé on the establishment of its Australian Medium Term Note Programme and inaugural dual tranche issuance of A$1.2 billion notes.

CSL Vifor acquisition

Advised CSL on the $16.4 billion Vifor acquisition and $6.3 billion capital raising. 

NSW Land Registry Services - Australian Registry Investments

Advised on the $1.9 billion refinancing including the introduction of a $300 million sustainability-linked loan.

Charter Hall

Advised on the acquisition of the publicly listed Irongate Group via a scheme of arrangement.  

Cerberus Capital Management and Angle Auto Finance

Led on the acquisition of Westpac's motor vehicle finance business and setting up all aspects of 'Angle Auto Finance' – one of Australia's largest retail, commercial, wholesale and novated leasing vehicle financiers.

Consortium of KKR, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Advised the consortium on the acquisition of all issued securities of Spark Infrastructure for approximately $5.2 billion.


Advising on the $1.7 billion acquisition of Moorebank Logistics Park.

United Overseas Bank

Advised on the $250 million facility for the acquisition of the Qantas Mascot Logistics Hub.

€6.1bn financing for Unibail-Rodamco SE's acquisition of Westfield Corporation

Advised on the finance arrangements for the largest public M&A deal in Australian corporate history, involving a €6.1 billion bridge loan facility and a cash-settled equity swap for a notional 4.9% equity holding, which added greater certainty to the bid.

Transurban's $1.1bn corporate syndicated facility

Advised a syndicate of thirteen domestic and international banks in relation to financing the corporate debt syndicated facility agreement for Transurban Finance Company Pty Limited.

Macquarie AirFinance's US$4bn AWAS aircraft portfolio

Allens advised the lenders on the original acquisition and subsequent refinancings of Macquarie AirFinance's AWAS Aviation Capital Limited aircraft portfolio, comprised of commercial passenger aircraft leased to 40 airlines in multiple jurisdictions including Australia, England and the United States.

Fortescue Metals Group's A$1.4 billion secured term loan

Advised the lenders, including Australian, Chinese and European banks on a A$1.4 billion secured term loan facility, in addition to various corporate financings over many years.