Banking & Financial Services
Our Banking & Financial Services team acts for and advises a diverse range of clients across various industries who operate locally, nationally and abroad. Our team boasts a wealth of experience in corporate finance, acquisition finance, project finance and asset finance, and the taxation and structuring issues associated with these transactions.
Our specialist areas include:
- Syndicated lending
- Limited recourse project finance and PPPs
- Property and construction finance
- Structured finance
- On and off-shore debt issues
- Financial and regulatory advice
- Managed investment schemes
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Stamp duty advice
- Mortgage settlements
For more information or advice in this area, contact:
To download a brochure click here: Banking and Finance 2013 Brochure
The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA), which came into operation on 30 January 2012, has fundamentally changed the regime for taking security over personal property in Australia. The commencement of the PPSA left unprepared businesses in a flurry to update their processes. Many businesses have still not responded to the PPSA, or may not have realised the significant impact of the PPSA on their business. This became clear in July 2012 in the first Australian case concerning the PPSA which saw a large number of businesses lose their rights to personal property held by a corporate group when it entered administration (see Hastie Case Note below).
If you are unsure whether your business is affected by the PPSA, refer to our useful publication below (PPS – Time to Act). To find out how we can assist you to protect the assets of your business, please speak with one of the partners in our Banking and Financial Services team.
Check back for further PPSA alerts as they occur.
NSW Plans to Defer Stamp Duty Reforms
Lessons for Secured Creditors from Australia's first PPSA Decision
The Cape Town Convention - Watch This (Air) Space
PPS - Time to Act
PPSA - Implications for Retention of Title