Finance

Our finance specialists advise on a full range of corporate, real estate, project and structured finance transactions. We have great depth and breadth of experience advising national and multinational corporations, national and international banks, investment banks, other financial institutions and intermediaries and government organisations. MinterEllison is one of the few major law firms appointed to the legal panels of all four major Australian banks.

We have a proven track record, and are widely recognised for our technical and commercial expertise, and ability to deliver practical, innovative solutions. Clients applaud our accessibility, partner responsiveness, and timely, cost-effective service.

Our offices in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Asia enable us to provide a seamless service on multi-jurisdictional finance transactions.

Updated June 2017

Our financial services team reflects on and explores a range of issues across industries and sectors affecting our clients

6 May 2016

Post GFC transactions involving financial asset sales, whereby financial institutions have divested themselves of large debt portfolios, have increased across the globe. Financial institutions have looked to portfolio sales as an exit mechanism, as a consequence of increased regulatory and capital costs, choppiness in the securitisation market and changes in corporate strategy to focus on core jurisdictions. This article highlights some key issues to look out for under a portfolio sale of financial assets and provides a brief overview of a typical auction process.

19 April 2016

As European banks pull back their global operations, Chinese banks eyeing higher yields are looking to establish a more dominant presence in the institutional banking market in Australia. These changing dynamics will lead to a significant change in the shape of the market, and we predict more M&A activity as a result in 2016/17.

7 April 2016

This article examines the key aspects of the Corporations Amendment(Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2015, which is a central plank of the government's innovation package announced late last year, and outlines the likely steps towards the establishment of a crowdsourced funding market in Australia.

10 December 2015

The outlook for Australia's corporate/M&A markets in 2016 is positive, with the increased deal volumes of 2015 likely to drive continued appetite for activity across most sectors in the next 12 months. Read our top 10 predictions for M&A in 2016.