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Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Our experience

In an increasingly complex and competitive financial market, clients benefit from our banking and finance group’s experience from both debtor and creditor perspectives.

“They have a wider commercial view of things and they are able to take a view of what you are trying to achieve and, subsequently, help you to reach your goal.”

ABL client quote, Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Our banking and finance lawyers understand how to manage the legal and commercial risks inherent in all financial transactions and offer smart, effective solutions to both borrowers and lenders. We advise across the full spectrum of financing transactions, ranging from corporate and property finance to complex structured and project financing matters, solvent and insolvent restructurings and recapitalisations.

The group’s clients include a number of major domestic and international trading and investment banks and financiers.  We also advise substantial private family groups, corporates, property developers, private equity, hedge and special situation funds, fund managers, institutional investors, project sponsors and underwriters in domestic and cross-border transactions.  

We understand that for many of our clients, financing is just one aspect of the deal, and so our teams are resourced to provide legal services across all disciplines required and to seamlessly integrate advice with our property, construction, commercial, insolvency and tax teams.  

Arnold Bloch Leibler’s strength lies in its ability to quickly understand and efficiently service its clients’ needs.

ABL client quote, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

Banking & finance services

Property finance

Our banking and finance lawyers are widely experienced in all elements of property and development finance transactions.  Our expertise extends to the provision of advice on structuring (including joint venture agreements and preferred equity investments) and to the negotiation and documentation of financing facilities (including senior, mezzanine and stretch financing), intercreditor and tripartite arrangements.

Corporate finance

We have extensive experience in acting for lenders and borrowers, investors and advisors in respect of general corporate facilities, corporate acquisition facilities and structured financing arrangements.  Our experience includes advising in respect of large cross-border syndicated facilities, bespoke bilateral facilities, refinancings and debt capital markets. 

Capital raisings 

We have assisted many clients establish registered and unregistered managed funds for capital raising purposes, including providing advice in relation to the preparation of offer documents and fund documentation.

Project financing

We offer project finance and infrastructure financing advice to clients across a number of industry sectors, including building and construction, utilities, aviation and telecommunications. We are experienced in advising on project formation and structuring, implementation, financing and operation. The scope of our advice incorporates limited recourse financing, mezzanine financing and subordinated debt funding arrangements.

Restructuring

Working closely with other members of the insolvency and reconstruction practice, we provide strategic, timely and innovative advice.  We advise borrowers, lenders and other creditors, investors, insolvency practitioners and directors on all matters relating to reconstruction and corporate insolvency including workouts, formal insolvency regimes, distressed debt opportunities, voluntary and involuntary debt for equity conversions, intercreditor arrangements and security enforcement.