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Genevieve Pope

BA LLB (Hons) (Monash)

Senior Associate

Banking & Finance
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About Genevieve

Genevieve practices in the firm’s banking & finance team. She represents financiers and borrowers, including ASX-listed corporations, funds, non-bank lenders and family groups.

Genevieve acts for clients in a diverse range of finance, capital raising, property development, restructuring & insolvency and general commercial matters, including joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and business acquisitions.

Genevieve joined the firm in 2017 as a law graduate and was admitted to practice in 2018. She was appointed as a senior associate in July 2021.

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 and intercreditor arrangements
  • solvent and insolvent restructuring and workout transactions
  • managed investment schemes and financial services law, and
  • general commercial and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, business acquisitions.

Experience

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

Corporate finance

  • Crédit Agricole: as Australian counsel in relation to Crédit Agricole’s role as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent in a US$1.7 billion financing for McDermott International, Inc
  • Redcape Hotel Group: in relation to a A$500 million restructure of its corporate debt, and
  • Nufarm Limited: in relation to its A$665 million secured syndicated bank facility.

Property finance

  • US investment firm, Starwood Capital on behalf of Starwood Property Trust: in relation to its first Australian debt deal, a A$220 million development facility for a project by international student accommodation specialist, Scape
  • Impact Investment Group: debt and equity financing counsel and development structuring advice in relation to $500m+ fund-through and other commercial transactions
  • Merricks Capital: in relation to a variety of financings including:
    • a A$220 million syndicated facility to fund construction of the Castle Residences residential and hotel development in Sydney, and
    • a A$300 million syndicated facility for secured non-bank finance with Melbourne-based developer Goldfields, and
  • Qualitas: in relation to the purchase of the A$400 million property portfolio of the Allied Pinnacle flour milling and baked goods business.

Restructuring & insolvency

  • Crédit Agricole: as Australian counsel in relation to Crédit Agricole’s role as agent to the revolving DIP lenders in a US$281 billion pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, Inc, and
  • Slater & Gordon: in relation to its 2017 corporate restructure.

Corporate & commercial

  • The Infrastructure Fund, an institutional infrastructure fund: in relation to its management arrangements with Hastings
  • The Grollo family: in relation to its ongoing ownership interest in the Rialto Towers in Melbourne, as part of a complex transfer of a 50% stake in the iconic commercial building, and
  • Make Ventures: in relation to a joint venture with AustralianSuper in relation to future build-to-rent-to-own residential developments.

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