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Ben in 60 seconds

Ben is a leading adviser to financiers, providing acquisition, project and general corporate finance, and is well-known for his ability to achieve successful outcomes in complex negotiations.

Ben has been involved in a broad range of corporate financing transactions, primarily acting for banks and other financial institutions and for large corporates and property funds. He advises on the structuring and documentation for transactions involving project finance, construction and property finance, and acquisition finance as well as workouts and complex debt restructuring.

With particular expertise in property finance, Ben has extensive expertise advising on property acquisition funding as well as development, construction and project finance.

Ben acts for borrowers and financiers on syndicated and bilateral finance transactions and has extensive experience advising on senior and mezzanine debt finance and debt capital markets issues across a wide range of industries.

In addition to his market-leading expertise in debt finance, Ben is actively involved in complex debt restructuring and work out transactions. He has led complex debt reconstruction transactions for lending syndicates where covenants were under stress, and differing commercial imperatives and complex inter-creditor issues must be resolved.

Qualifications

  • BCom, LLB

Independent Recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016 and 2015
  • Listed as an expert in Banking & Finance law in Best Lawyers, 2017

Industry associations

  • Member of the Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association

Ben's Recent Experience

Westpac

Advising Westpac in relation to its exposure to the Bonnyrigg Social Housing PPP.

Macquarie

Providing advice regarding funding to assist in the acquisition of the LJ Hooker real estate business.

Big 4 Bank syndicate

Advising the banking syndicate on its $430m syndicated facility in connection with the recapitalisation and refinancing of the Redcape Property Trust.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising a financer to a student accommodation facility to be constructed as part of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct.

Ben's Recent Insights

Not-for-profits under financial stress – what does this mean for you?

  • 18 May 2017

News reports in recent days that the Newcastle Anglican Diocese is facing a $1 million shortfall in this financial year is a timely reminder of the risks facing lenders into the church and not-for-...

THE WRAP - AUGUST 2014

  • 08 Aug 2014

As we go to print on this edition of THE WRAP, the industry continues to digest a mix of developing regulatory and market related issues. Some of these have been brought to the fore in the interim ...