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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. She is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at The University of Melbourne, specialising in banking and finance.

Genevieve is recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific  for being able to handle “complex financing matters in an efficient, thorough and impressive way.” The Legal 500 Asia Pacific notes her as an expert who has “vast experience of handling multi-jurisdictional transactions, and is engaging to work with”. Genevieve 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;
  • 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.


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

  • Visy Group: in relation to all financing matters, including:
    • a US$150 million US private placement, secured against Visy’s Australian and New Zealand property portfolio;
    • a multiple general corporate syndicated bank facilities, and
    • project financing of extensions to Visy’s paper mill at Tumut;
  • Nufarm Limited: in relation to a $900 million global secured syndicated bank facility;
  • BOS International (Australia) Limited: in relation to its financing of the RCL Group;
  • MAB Corporation: in various financing transactions for MAB’s residential and retail developments at New Quay, Docklands; and
  • Liquidators of Timbercorp: in relation to the effect of the Timbercorp Group’s insolvency on the managed investment schemes operated by Timbercorp.

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