Banking and Finance Practice

Banking & Finance - Australia

Broad and deep banking and finance capability

From navigating and shaping regulatory change to developing innovative finance solutions for sophisticated transactions, King & Wood Mallesons' award-winning banking and finance team is at the forefront of this fast-moving industry. With the best experts across Australia, Asia and Europe, you get a seamless service from our lawyers, wherever you are based.

Tier-one expertise

Our team in Australia has the substance, experience and knowledge to back our position on critical issues – we are the only law firm in Australia to have tier one rankings across all disciplines.

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Big-name clients

The world’s leading financial institutions, corporates, private equity firms and governments call on us to advise them on banking and finance law. Our recent experience includes acting as the sole legal adviser to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on the establishment of the Australian clearing-house for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

Other experience includes advising a consortium led by Transurban Limited with AusSuper and Tawreed Investments Limited on the AUD$7 billion acquisition of Queensland Motorways Limited, and advising a syndicate of banks on Origin Energy’s AUD$7.4 billion jumbo refinancing facilities – the largest debt raising in Australia since the global financial crisis.

Our work highlights also include advising:

  • Woolworths on its innovative AUD$400m syndicated fronted bank guarantee facility backed by global insurers.
  • Australian counsel for China Development Bank Corporation and Bank of China Limited on the AUD$1 billion financing of the Dugald River Project.
  • ANZ on its AUD$1.3 billion Tier 1 hybrid securities offer
  • CBA on its AUD$3.2 billion RMBS issue: Medallion Trust Series 2013-2
  • Suncorp on its AUD$250 million CPS3 offer
  • The successful consortium on the AUD$1.75 billion bid for Port Newcastle
  • The financiers to the successful consortium on the AUD$5.07 billion bid for Port Botany and Port Kembla
  • Three of the five  Australian Banks who have implemented covered bond programmes.
"King & Wood Mallesons maintains a reputation as a go-to firm for large, complex domestic and cross-border deals. It offers a comprehensive range of expertise across all aspects of banking and finance in conjunction with multidisciplinary skills covering areas such as restructuring and insolvency and financial services regulation."

- Chambers

Regulator

Australia's financial institutions are experiencing more regulatory pressure than ever before. Remain at the forefront of key regulatory issues as we guide and shape the future of financial services.

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Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

China's SAFE recently made several enhancements to an existing pilot program regarding the cross-border transfer of Chinese NPLs to foreign investors.

12 June 2018

With penalties escalating and a heightened regulatory focus on effective financial crime compliance, we are delighted to share with you the chapters that KWM has written for The ICLG.

08 June 2018

ASIC has today released a Consultation Paper announcing important proposed changes to the Australian financial services licence regime for FFSPs.

01 June 2018

The Productivity Commission’s Draft Report aims to provide an overall assessment of the superannuation system and recommend policy changes.

29 May 2018