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Genevieve Sexton

About Genevieve

Genevieve Sexton practises in commercial and banking & finance law with a strong emphasis on corporate financing transactions. She has acted for financiers and borrowers, major corporations and family groups in a diverse range of matters, including corporate finance, project finance, property development finance, mezzanine finance, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and corporate restructures.

You can trust that she is well and truly across the detail while providing simple advice and cutting through to a commercial solution.

Client quote, Chambers Asia Pacific

Genevieve joined Arnold Bloch Leibler as an articled clerk in 2003, and was appointed as a senior associate in 2008 and a partner in 2011. 

Genevieve is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific  for being able to handle “complex financing matters in an efficient, thorough and impressive way.” She has also been recommended by Doyle’s Guide in the category of ‘Leading Banking & Finance Lawyers - Melbourne’ from 2015 - 2016.

Practice focus

Genevieve’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • banking and finance transactions, including acting for borrowers and lenders in corporate financings, debt and equity financing transactions, property development finance, project finance and mezzanine finance;
  • large solvent and insolvent restructuring and workout transactions;
  • property and development transactions, including property joint ventures and development agreements; and
  • general commercial and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, business acquisitions and restructuring advice.

Experience

Genevieve has acted for major corporations, financiers and family groups in a range of matters, including:

  • Nufarm Limited: in relation to its global financing facilities, including its $665 million secured syndicated bank facility, receivables securitisation and USPP;
  • Visy Group: in relation to all financing matters, including:
    • its long term debt facilities from Australian superannuation funds;
    • a multiple general corporate and property syndicated bank facilities; and
    • project financing of extensions to Visy’s paper mill at Tumut and its cogeneration plant at Coolaroo;
  • Qualitas: advised on the setup of a new $500m development fund, established to provide construction finance to property developers;
  • Property developers including Bensons, Caydon, IDA Property and MAB Corporation: in relation to the financing of various residential, commercial and retail developments;
  • Slater & Gordon: in relation to its financing facilities, and in respect of its 2017 corporate restructure;
  • Telstra Super: various property related financings and infrastructure financings and investments;
  • Corporate facilities for various companies: including Carsales.com, Bradken and Gale Pacific;
  • Bis Industries: representing the majority of the payment-in-kind (PIK) noteholders, in negotiating a debt for equity swap under which the PIK noteholders received equity in the newly recapitalised holding company of the BIS group;
  • Boart Longyear: acting as Australian counsel for two of the hedge funds (Ares Management and Ascribe Capital) that held a significant portion of the Secured Notes and the Unsecured Notes issued by Boart Longyear, in respect of the Boart Longyear schemes of arrangement; and
  • Oroton administrator: acting as counsel for the administrators of Oroton, and the subsequent Deed of Company Arrangement.

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