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Mary-Frances in 60 seconds

Mary-Frances has advised on a range of institutional and corporate financing matters. Her expertise in acting for both lenders and borrowers enables her to provide commercially focussed legal advice to her clients.

Mary-Frances has advised on a range of institutional and corporate financing matters. She has worked on multi-option, working capital, letter of credit, bilateral and syndicated facilities for lenders and borrowers, both domestic and cross border. In particular:

  • project / infrastructure financings including resources (oil & gas, minerals) PPPs and construction/development financings involving joint venture structures
  • property, asset and acquisition financing
  • LBOs
  • USPPs, note and bond issuances
  • equipment finance, trade finance and agribusiness banking
  • restructuring and insolvency including acting for lenders and borrowers in relation to distressed companies and restructuring of legal documentation.

Mary-Frances' expertise in acting for both lenders and borrowers enables her to provide commercially focussed legal advice to her clients. Her skills also include structuring, negotiation, strategic advisory and transaction management.

Mary-Frances has undertaken secondments to 3 of the Big 4 Australian Banks - ANZ, NAB and Westpac, working in institutional banking and insolvency/restructuring.

Qualifications

  • BA LLB

    International Experience‚Ä®

    Mary-Frances previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, working on high profile mergers and acquisitions involving FSTE and leading financial institutions.