Patrick in 60 seconds

Patrick has significant expertise and experience in corporate finance, structured property and development finance, asset finance, project finance and workout arrangements. He is also a recognised expert in the areas of surety bonds and credit enhancement products.

Patrick is a senior banking and finance lawyer with over 20 years' experience and is a trusted adviser to a number of Australia's leading banks and other financial institutions. He also has experience acting for project sponsors and large corporate borrowers and developers.

Patrick's clients include ANZ, Westpac, CBA and a number of local and international insurers and re-insurers.

One of Patrick's career highlights was working on the Wembley Stadium project in London. He acted for the Chubb Group in relation to the provision of bonding and finance completion facilities for Multiplex in connection with the $2bn project.


  • BA LLB, Macquarie University
    LLM, University of Sydney

Independent Recognition

  • Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2016 and 2015
  • Recommended Lawyer in Insurance in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016
  • Listed as Asset Finance Lawyer of the Year (Sydney) in Best Lawyers, 2017 and 2013
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Banking & Finance since 2016, Structured Finance since 2013 and Asset Finance since 2011
  • One of the International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers since 2012 (one of only 17 Australian lawyers)

Industry associations

  • The Banking and Financial Services Law Association
  • The Australian Surety Association
  • The Law Society

Patrick's Recent Experience

Syndicate of global insurance and re-insurance companies

Advising on a major syndicated bank guarantee facility placed exclusively with the insurance markets for the Origin Energy group.

Syndicate of global insurance companies

Acted on the world's first syndicated bank guarantee facility placed exclusively with the insurance markets in relation to Woolworths Workcover arrangements.

Syndicate of global and local insurance and re-insurance companies

Advising the insurance syndicate in connection with the $1 Billion syndicated bank guarantee facility provided to the John Holland Group.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Acting for a Big 4 Australian Bank in relation to providing a facility to a borrower to acquire the Chatswood Transport Interchange Retail Centre.

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

Advising ANZ in connection with implementing a number of facilities for the Gloria Jeans Group.

Patrick's Recent Insights

Court approval required for post-administration security interest grants

  • 31 Mar 2017

In a decision of the Federal Court of Australia handed down today, the Court has clarified that lenders to companies in external administration taking registered security interests under the Person...