Daniel Marks
With 20 years experience as a finance and projects lawyer, I work across property, public–private partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure projects; wholesale fund and portfolio financing; and corporate/real estate investment trust and acquisition finance, treasury and debt capital market transactions, and complex debt reconstructions.
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I also enjoy taking on senior leadership roles, such as serving as a non-executive Board member and chairing MinterEllison’s Audit Committee.

 Career highlights

  • Greenfield PPPs across Australia – Advised the successful consortium on over $4 billion syndicated project finance for the Melbourne Metro Tunnels and Stations PPP (Victoria), and acted for sponsors or financiers working on PPPs including Melbourne Metro Tunnels and Stations (Victoria), the High Capacity Metro Trains fleet (Victoria), the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (Queensland), Ravenhall Prison (Victoria), the National Archives Preservation Facility (Australian Capital Territory), Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (Western Australia), Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Queensland), Northern Territory Secure Facilities, the Australian Government’s Defence Single LEAP 2, Mundaring Water Treatment Plant (Western Australia), the Peninsula Link freeway (Victoria) and the SEQ Schools project (Queensland)
  • Large-scale real estate projects – advised banks on project financing, including syndicated facilities to forward-fund Lendlease’s $4.6 billion construction of all office towers at Barangaroo South, Sydney; $1.35 billion in syndicated facilities for Walker Group's commercial office buildings at the Collins Square precinct in Melbourne, and development of the Walker Group's commercial office towers at Parramatta Square; a $550 million syndicated construction facility for Brookfield Place in Perth; and $1.4 billion construction facilities for all stages of the Frasers Property/Sekisui House mixed-use Central Park precinct in Sydney
  • Other health and accommodation projects – advised the bank group $1 billion syndicated facilities for AMP Infrastructure to acquire the Royal North Shore Hospital PPP; assisted sponsors with the acquisition finance for an Australian National University student accommodation PPP; and advised sponsors on the equity and project finance for the $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital development; advising the senior financiers on the acquisition and development finance for specialist disability accommodation under the Cth National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs) and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listings – advised banks on syndicated facilities for the IPOs and ASX listings of Aventus Retail Property Fund, Propertylink Group and Charter Hall Long WALE REIT
  • Financing matters – acted for banks in providing $900 million facilities for Australand Property Group to refinance US private placements (USPPs), and hybrid securities and debt for a $2.6 billion listed takeover by Singapore’s Frasers Centrepoint Limited
  • Assisted banks and arrangers with a $900 million syndicated facility and $300 million medium-term note program for the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund, and all financing for the AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund and AMP Capital Shopping Centre Fund
  • Hospitality assets – acted for banks on the syndicated facilities to the Charter Hall/Hostplus joint venture, for the $600 million acquisition of 54 hospitality assets, including security sharing arrangements between banks and USPP noteholders
  • Corporate finance – advised on common terms deed funding platforms for bank facilities, debt capital markets issuances and treasury facilities, including $1.6 billion multi-currency facilities for the ASX-listed Sonic Healthcare Group; $1.7 billion multi-currency syndicated facility, and a US$360 million/A$125 million USPP for Mirvac Group, A$1.2 billion for AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund, A$1.1 billion for AMP Capital Diversified Property Fund and A$800 million syndicated secured facilities for Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust