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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Port Moresby, Sydney

Ben Emblin

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations




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 experience 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, advising on senior and mezzanine debt finance and debt capital markets issues across a wide range of industries.

Ben is also 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.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Corrs Chambers Westgarth's client base of banks, alternative capital providers, international financial institutions, private equity firms and corporates benefits from the team's experience across acquisition finance, corporate finance and property finance work alongside notable regulatory expertise. Brad Robinson and Michael Chaaya jointly lead the group, which recently recruited Ben Emblin and Patrick O’Grady  from now-defunct firm Henry Davis York, Fadi Khoury from Norton Rose Fulbright and Kon Mellos from Herbert Smith Freehills. Rommel Harding-Farrenberg recently advised on a bid to acquire Ten Network and its subsequent refinancing, Robinson assisted Southern Cross Austereo with the refinancing of its core debt, and Clare Corke acted for Mach Energy on the extension of a corporate facility for the financing of the Mount Pleasant coal mine.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Building on the substantial recruitment it saw in 2017, Corrs Chambers Westgarth has notable breadth in restructuring and insolvency with considerable strength advising on restructurings in the mining and logistics transport sectors. Cameron Cheetham heads up the department and acted for Rogers Reidy as voluntary administrators of eChoice, Ben Emblin advised McGrathNicol on the liquidation of Babcock & Brown group's assets, and Michael Catchpoole represented HLB Mann Judd in its role as liquidators of Bruck Textile Technologies in litigation relating to an allegedly unlawful restructuring. Other key individuals include Sam Delaney, Craig Ensor, litigators Mark Wilks and Jade Rowarth, and Patrick O’Grady .

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