John Elias
Partner, Sydney
John leads the firm's Debt Capital Markets (DCM) practice, and is highly regarded for his expertise and skills in DCM, securitisation, structured credit products and derivatives. He has recognised expertise in market-leading finance transactions for domestic and international banks, financial institutions and major corporations.

Beyond his day-to-day practice, John is also very active in the derivatives industry. He is chair of the Australian Securitisation Forum's OTC derivatives committee, and in that capacity, lobbied Australian regulators in respect of proposed derivatives regulation arising out of the G20 Pittsburgh Summit, including trade reporting and margining.

Career highlights

  • Advised MKM Capital Pty Ltd on the documentation of its securitisation trust.
  • Advised Hertz on the securitisation of its Australian rental vehicle fleet.
  • Advised the mezzanine financiers on a number of asset-based warehouse facilities made available to the Pepper group.
  • Represented Suncorp in respect of its AMTN program, EMTN program and US CP Program.
  • Represented Nissan in respect of its AMTN program.