Banking and Finance

Effective financial structures to fund significant developments, projects, acquisitions and refinancings.

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HopgoodGanim’s Banking and Finance Law experts act for some of Australia’s leading financial institutions. Our team advises on a range of complex transactions and we recognise the need for fast and effective advice when deal deadlines loom.

We work closely with our clients to design effective financial structures to fund significant developments, projects, acquisitions and refinancings.

Our clients include large national retail banks, regional banking operators, private equity houses, boutique lenders and corporate borrowers.

Our team was named as Banking and Finance Advisor of the Year - Australia in the 2013 Acquisitions International Magazine Awards, and is Recommended in Doyle's Guide to Leading Banking & Finance Law Firms - Brisbane, 2015. Recently, our Banking and Finance Consultant, Paul Cullen, was also named in the Australian Financial Review for Best Lawyers in Australia - 2018 & 2019 editions. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and business finance 
  • Structured finance 
  • Project finance 
  • Property and construction finance 
  • Financial regulation and compliance 
  • Personal Property Securities Act compliance
  • Acting for a major player in the CSG industry on infrastructure and power station funding transactions.
  • Acting for FKP Property Group in the restructuring of major development and working capital facilities. 
  • Advising on the financing for the construction of a 2,250 room mining workers’ accommodation camp, including advising on the co-venture arrangement, senior debt funding and mezzanine debt funding. 
  • Acting for ASX-listed Titan Energy Services and its subsidiaries in the negotiation of finance facilities and securities to provide funds for both its ongoing operations and its acquisition of another business. 
  • Acting for Norton Gold Fields in connection with closing its gold hedge arrangements and issuing promissory and convertible notes, including negotiating with interested parties located in a number of jurisdictions worldwide, including major note holder Lehman Brothers. 
  • Acting for St.George Bank in connection with the negotiation of a bill facility to a stapled management investment scheme with cross-collateralised securities, across several Australian jurisdictions. 
  • Advising St.George Bank on financing various student accommodation facilities operated by the UniLodge Group located throughout Australia and New Zealand, including negotiating complex multiparty agreements with upstream stakeholders. 
  • Advising the Lloyds International Group on a specifically tailored and structured facility to a major Queensland merchant bank, with security and financial operating covenants, based on secured receivables. 
  • Advising Capital Finance Australia on construction funding for the Roma Street Parklands development, including undertaking negotiations with Government on finance-related aspects of the Government-granted development lease of the precinct. 
  • Acting for the joint venturers in the Riverlink Residential Development in Coomera to establish and finance the project. 
  • Advising St.George Bank in a series of financing transactions involving the Japanese-owned Nifsan Group in connection with the Group’s various landholdings and developments located at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast. 
  • Acting for a variety of large corporate and commercial clients, including the FKP Group, the Maritimo Group, the Wanless Group and Norton Gold Fields, in relation to the identification and mitigation of risk arising as a consequence of the introduction of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA).

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