Christine McIntosh

Christine McIntosh

Christine McIntosh is a special counsel in our Sydney office with over 25 years’ experience specialising in banking and finance law.

Christine established herself as a transactional lawyer working for King & Wood Mallesons in Australia and at Linklaters in London on a broad range of matters including syndicated lending, securitisation, asset financing, capital markets, margin lending, invoice financing, trade finance and major receivables acquisitions.

She continues to provide support with transactions throughout Australia and Asia.

Her key focus over the past 18 years has been as principal lawyer assisting financiers to implement standard documentation projects and deliver streamlined user-friendly document packages to customers.

Christine is responsible, along with Helena Busljeta, for delivering and maintaining King & Wood Mallesons Australian Banking and Finance precedents and co-ordinating King & Wood Mallesons documentation projects.

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Recent Matters

  • Rewrote and simplified all business finance products, securities and ancillary documents of a major Australian bank.
  • Prepared rewrite of retail lending and deposit products for a major global commercial bank for use consistently across multiple jurisdictions throughout Asia.
  • Rewrote and simplified payment system documents for payment system provider.
  • Prepared  standard form documentation for the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Prepared treasury documentation for a major Australian bank.
  • Prepared plain English restructure of deposit and lending product terms into a single package for a major Australian bank.
  • Prepared plain English and market rewrite of multi-option commercial facility agreements for a major global commercial bank and worked with the KWM team to apply technology to produce an automated version to streamline delivery by the client.
  • Prepared plain English rewrite of home loan documents used in Singapore by a major global commercial bank.
  • Enhancement of standard form documents as client products develop.
  • King & Wood Mallesons committee member responsible for analysing and making submissions on Commonwealth personal property securities reform.


  • 1994 - present: Senior Associate/Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons 
  • 1993 - 2000: Consultant, Campbell Paton & Taylor, Orange (principally acting for Hazelton Airlines)
  • 1991 - 1993: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 1990 - 1991: Solicitor, Linklaters & Pains, London
  • 1987 - 1990: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 1986: Bachelor of Arts and Laws degrees, Australian National University.


Legal insights

The first major Australian decision under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) has been handed down. In Maiden Civil (P&E) Pty Ltd v Queensland Excavation Services Pty Ltd & Ors ...

30 June 2013

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