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Daniel Mote

About Daniel

Daniel Mote practises in the firm’s banking & finance group, advising a variety of commercial and corporate clients, including major financial institutions, property developers, entrepreneurs and family groups.

Drawing together his commercial and banking and finance law experience, Daniel assists clients in a range of matters, from complex debt and finance transactions to general commercial and corporate advice.

Daniel graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with honours. Previous to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler, Daniel completed several internships with the market risk group at the National Australia Bank. Daniel joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2007 as an articled clerk, was admitted to practice in 2008 and was appointed as a senior associate in 2011.

Practice focus

Daniel’s practice focuses on the following areas:
  • banking and finance transactions, including negotiating and drafting large debt financing transactions, property development finance, project finance and mezzanine finance;
  • joint ventures, including drafting and negotiating investment agreements and associated documentation;
  • the workout and reconstruction of distressed debt;
  • managed investment scheme and financial services law; and
  • general commercial and corporate transactions, including shareholder agreements, business acquisitions and restructuring advice.


Daniel has acted for a range of major Australian and international corporations and private clients, including on behalf of:

  • Redcape Property Fund: acting for a group of international funds in relation to the takeover and recapitalization of Redcape via a distressed debt control transaction;
  • CEL Australia: in relation to the site acquisition finance for a property in Scarborough in Western Australia that will be developed in conjunction with Cranecorp into a two-tower residential development; and a construction facility for a multi-storey residential development in South Melbourne;
  • a US law firm: in relation to its advice to a major US bank regarding the establishment of debt financing to fund a portion of Oil State’s acquisition of a major Australian mining services business;
  • Partners for Growth: in the establishment and negotiation of various corporate debt facilities in Australia;
  • TPG and other senior lenders: in relation to various aspects of the reconstruction proposal for Alinta Energy, an Australian energy infrastructure group with interests in ten power station assets, by way of a solvent creditors scheme of arrangement;
  • private placement note holders: in relation to the note holders’ position as unsecured lenders to Centro and the development and execution of the stabilisation plan that involved the creation of a hybrid debt instrument;
  • directors and equity holders: in relation to the Direct Factory Outlets group, including regarding the group’s stabilisation plans and asset sales;
  • private placement note holders in Elders: in relation to the restructuring of the notes and other debt, which was facilitated by a capital raising and sale of assets;
  • Besen: in relation to various property joint venture arrangements; and
  • private aircraft industry clients: in various matters, including various finance transactions and advice.

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