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DLA Piper

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Australia > Banking and finance

DLA Piper divides its practice into three notable areas of expertise spanning corporate banking transactions for Australian borrowers and lenders, domestic and international finance transactions for corporates, investors and banks and project finance transactions. The group’s position within the firm’s global network allows for substantial cross-border experience, while notable domestic clients include ANZ, Bank of Melbourne and Washington H Soul Pattinson. Onno Bakker heads up the finance and projects, and financial services sector teams; other key practitioners include Hugo Thistlewood, who is a specialist in surety bond financings; and Alex Regan, who handles acquisition, leveraged, project and real estate financing transactions.

Australia > Project finance

The team at DLA Piper handles a range of financings, both onshore and overseas. Hugo Thistlewood acts for financiers and borrowers on transactions involving an array of industries including retail, real estate and  transport. Alex Regan has long-standing experience of project financing in addition to leveraged and acquisition finance, while David Lyons, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills in December 2018, provides additional strength to the team. Kate Papailiou‘s work includes leading the team advising Transport for New South Wales on all aspects, including the financing, of the A$1bn billion project to replace the entire New South Wales regional rail fleet. Onno Bakker is the national head of finance, projects and restructuring and the financial services sector.