Mr Rommel Harding-Farrenberg > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
LEVEL 17
8 CHIFLEY, 8-12 CHIFLEY SQUARE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia

Work Department

Banking & Finance / Energy & Resources / Major Projects & Infrastructure.

Position

Partner.

Career

Rommel is our head of banking and finance. His primary areas of expertise are project finance, corporate and structured finance, acquisition finance, derivatives and restructuring.

Financiers, borrowers, sponsors, equity investors and government bodies seek out his specialist advice on project finance and major projects, particularly power generation, infrastructure, resource projects and PPPs, as well as corporate and structured finance, acquisition finance and derivatives.

In addition, he has extensive experience in relation to the electricity industry and acts for all types of market participants, including generators, retailers and large customers, and government bodies on electricity supply arrangements and regulatory issues.

 

Rommel’s expertise has been gained in both Australia and the United Kingdom where he worked at magic circle firm Slaughter and May in London.

Memberships

Redfern Legal Centre – Advisor.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Project finance

The project finance team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth utilises the strength and size of its team to advise major commercial entities and state governments involved in the financing and refinancing of high-value international and domestic projects. Sectors of focus include the social infrastructure, energy, transport, renewable energy and mining industries. Led by project finance authority Clare Corke in Brisbane, the team’s advice covers bilateral and syndicated facilities, risk analysis of project agreements, debt funding, and development funding procurement work. The group also includes Sydney-based banking and finance head Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, infrastructure experts Brad Robinson and Paul Brickley in Melbourne, and senior associate and debt capital specialist Julie Myers in Brisbane. Adam Stapledon, James Abbott and Simon Huxley joined from Allen & Overy LLP in early 2022.

Australia > Banking and finance

Corrs Chambers Westgarth provides a ‘commercially pragmatic view‘ when instructed on lending and restructuring mandates, acquisition, infrastructure and project finance transactions, derivatives and corporate finance affairs. The team, which is led by the broad expertise of Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, is equipped to support all parties to a transaction including national and international banks, non-bank financial institutions, and major multinational companies, counting the food and beverages, financial services, construction, real estate, and aquaculture sectors as its key fields. The practice’s leveraged and acquisition finance capabilities were recently bolstered by the high-profile arrival of John Mosley from MinterEllison who supplements a back bench which includes international finance specialist, Brad Husband, as well as special counsel Megan Russell, adept in the financing of a various asset types. Named lawyers form part of the Sydney office with the exception of Husband who works from Melbourne. The team has been further boosted with the arrival of Adam Stapledon and James Abbott from Allen & Overy LLP in early 2022.