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Hogan Lovells

Australia > Banking and finance Tier 4

‘Technically strong and a very safe pair of hands’, Hogan Lovells leverages the strength of its globe-spanning network to advise domestic and international banks and financial institutions on a broad spectrum of matters, both domestic and cross-border. These include acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, fund finance and restructuring and insolvency. Bryan Paisley, often instructed on loan portfolio management transactions, co-heads the group jointly with Scott Harris, a lawyer vastly experienced on the restructuring front; the pair operate from Sydney alongside senior associate Lisa Mazor whose expertise encompasses syndicated and bilateral corporate finance transactions, among other matters.

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‘Proactive, people-driven team who don’t struggle with deal fatigue. The team takes a pragmatic approach to transactions and can deliver on short deadlines in a professional manner without dropping the ball. Essentially the next best thing to having an in-house legal team.’

‘Bryan Paisley is a standout partner. He is technically strong, diligent and responsive but also commercial, pragmatic, always across the detail while never losing sight of the bigger picture.’

Key clients

Emeco Holdings Limited

Home Consortium Limited

HomeCo Daily Needs REIT

Revolution Asset Management Limited

HSBC Bank plc

Efficient Frontier Investing

Work highlights

  • Acted as advisers to HDN in relation to the A$400m syndicated financing provided to support the establishment and listing of the real estate investment trust which was on the ASX by capital raised (A$301m) in 2020.
  • Advised Revolution Asset Management (Revolution) on the establishment of a A$40m subscription finance facility for Revolution Private Debt Fund II with National Australia Bank.
  • Advised Aware Super on its consortium bid in conjunction with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for ASX listed Vocus Group Limited.

Australia > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Hogan Lovells advises domestic and international companies on M&A, capital raisings and other corporate issues, with strong capabilities in cross-border work thanks to the firm’s integrated global platform. Key sector focuses include the energy and minerals, life sciences and technology industries, alongside regular work on private equity investments. The team is led by Perth’s Matthew Johnson, a specialist in mining work, alongside the Sydney-based trio of Charles Bogle, who has notable fund relationships, David Holland, who maintains a diverse portfolio of corporate clients, and James Wood, an active player in private equity work.


‘Charles Bogle is very responsive and extremely easy to work with. He is a very safe and steady set of hands.’

Key clients

Allied Gold Corp

Aware Super (previously First State Super)

Emeco Holdings



Work highlights

  • Advising Allied on its acquisition of Société d’Exploitation des Mines d’Or de Sadiola S.A.
  • Advising Aware Super on the acquisition of ASX listed Vocus Group Limited with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets pursuant to a scheme of arrangement.

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Based in Perth, Hogan Lovells’ team is well known for assisting global companies investing in the Australian mining and natural resources market. Matthew Johnson, who is the global head of mining, specialises in M&A and securities law. Paul Shillington, who joined the firm from MinterEllison in May 2020, stands out due to his reputation in joint ventures, project governance, risk management, procurement, and dispute resolution. Associate Michael Brady is also recommended.

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Matthew Johnson; Paul Shillington

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Key clients

Allied Gold Corp

Peninsula Energy Limited

Kansai Electric Power Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Allied Gold on its acquisition of Société d’Exploitation des Mines d’Or de Sadiola S.A..
  • Advised Allied Gold on the refinancing of the Bonikro and Hire Gold Mines and the financing of the Sadiola Gold Mine.
  • Advising Allied on its acquisition of Endeavour Resources Inc.

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

The Sydney-based team at Hogan Lovells is integrated with the firm's global offices, and advises on a number of cross-border insolvency matters, particularly within emerging economies and the Asia-Pacific region. The group is led by Scott Harris and acts for banks, insolvency practitioners, financial services institutions and corporates, both as debtors and creditors, maintaining a standalone special services practice.

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Cross border firm and a very strong global brand. Strong in Asia which can create interesting opportunities and can see the benefit. Building out their specialisations in Australia.

Scott Harris is a leading lawyer in his space. He’s thorough with his advice and is a direct communicator, he’s also easy to deal with and build a connection with on the file and outside of direct file business.

Key clients

Kansai Electric Power Co, Inc

Unsecured creditors’ committee of Speedcast International Limited

BDO Australia Ltd

Grant Thornton

McGrath Nicol

Work highlights

  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Speedcast International Limited in Speedcast’s US Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Advising Kansai Electric Power Co, Inc on its majority ownership stake in the Bluewaters Power Station.
  • Advising BDO Australia on the liquidation of MB Australia.

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