Baker & McKenzie's Banking & Finance Group are instructed by Australia's leading companies as well as international corporate borrowers, banks and other financial institutions.
We have a strong market reputation for managing acquisition finance, including project finance, and are renowned for our work in advising, negotiating and documenting structured financings, securitisation programmes, swaps and derivatives, leases, capital markets issues, as well as acquisition financings.
Baker & McKenzie's pragmatic approach and our multi-jurisdictional capacities are unique in the Australian market. This enables us to assist our clients successfully complete transactions, undertake asset financing and leasing, raise debt, secure property finance, and manage corporate finance matters through these difficult market conditions.
Our Banking & Finance Group works closely with the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets teams, and also works extensively on many high-profile debt restructuring and insolvency matters with our Insolvency team.
We have also been involved in structuring ground-breaking derivatives transactions – such as the first structured finance transaction using carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol as assets in tranched pools – with our Environmental Markets practice.
In addition to our transactional activities, our regulatory practice advises banks and other financial institutions with respect to the implementation of and adherence to compliance programs, ensuring that Baker & McKenzie is a key player in the provision of legal advice within the Australian and global financial markets.