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

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

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




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.


Redfern Legal Centre – Advisor.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Project finance

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advises a number of major commercial entities, financial institutions,  and state governments on the financing and refinancing of projects, including transport, oil exploration, infrastructure, and renewable energy mandates. The team is headed up by Sydney-based Rommel Harding-Farrenberg, who has broad expertise across banking and finance matters, and Melbourne-based Andrew Stephenson, who oversees the firm’s projects team, assisted by Matthew Muir in Brisbane. Melbourne-based partner Clare Corke has experience in a variety of project financing matters in multiple sectors, while Brisbane’s Vaughan Mills is highly recommended for his work on natural resources and energy projects, particularly in Papua New Guinea.

Australia > Banking and finance

The wide-ranging and experienced banking and finance department at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is regularly called on to handle large, complex transactions for major domestic and international clients, including the major Australian banks. The practice handles the full scope of work in this area, from acquisition finance through to bond financing and alternative financing. Sydney-based group head Rommel Harding-Farrenberg has expertise across areas including corporate and structured finance and acquisition finance. Based out of Melbourne and Sydney respectively, Brad Husband and Henry Self are co-heads of the highly active property finance team. Other key names in the team include Brad Robinson in Melbourne, who routinely advises top bank lenders, and Simon Reid in Sydney, whose practice encompasses acquisition financing and real estate finance. A more junior lawyer to note is the ‘outstanding‘ Sydney-based special counsel Megan Russell, whose practice spans corporate, acquisition, and property finance.