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Orley  Granot

Orley Granot

BComm LLB (Monash) LLM (LSE)

Senior Associate

Banking & Finance

About Orley

Orley Granot practises in banking and finance law with a particular focus on corporate, leveraged and acquisition finance.

Orley has represented a variety of commercial and corporate clients, including major global financial institutions, private equity firms, large and middle-market corporations, on a diverse range of finance matters.

Orley graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws. She also completed a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2018, Orley worked in London and Melbourne at a major Australian law firm and most recently in New York at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Practice focus

Orley’s practice focuses on:

  • banking and finance transactions, including leveraged finance, acquisition finance, senior and mezzanine finance, property finance, general corporate finance and project finance. 

Experience

Orley has acted on a range of matters, including:

  • Washington Companies: in relation to its US$1.2 billion acquisition financing to acquire Dominion Diamond Corporation;
  • Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.: in relation to its acquisition of My Alarm Center, LLC;
  • Veritas Capital: in connection with acquisitions and sales of a number of businesses;
  • Pfizer Inc.: in relation to its US$7 billion revolving credit facility;
  • Barclays plc: in relation to the US$546 million exit financing of Patriot Coal Corporation;

 

  • DuluxGroup: in connection with the A$270 million acquisition syndicated facility agreement used by DuluxGroup to acquire Alesco group;
  • Multinational hedge fund: in relation to its bid for the acquisition of A$350-400 million worth of distressed debt from BOS International;
  • ANZ/NAB: in connection with the refinancing of 3 separate A$100-200 million facilities involving property trust fund obligor group; and
  • Credit Suisse: in relation to a NZ$1.45 billion refinancing involving an Australian borrower and 23 Australian subsidiaries.