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Ellen Adianto

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Ellen joined Baker McKenzie in 2014 and is a special counsel in the Banking & Finance practice group. Ellen regularly acts for borrowers, sponsors and leading financial institutions on a wide range of banking and finance transactions including a number of major property development projects and other complex financing transactions. Ellen has worked across the Melbourne and Singapore offices of Baker McKenzie.

Practice Focus

Ellen has extensive domestic and international financing experience focusing on property and construction finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, fund finance and general corporate lending (bilateral and syndicated loans).

Representative Legal Matters

Her experience includes advising:

Leveraged and acquisition finance

  • Olympus Capital Asia Credit on a financing to the LJ Hooker Group for the acquisition of new subsidiaries across Australia, including advising OCAC on a complex security structure involving Victorian and Singaporean law securities that takes into account the various restructuring and interposition of holding companies in the LJ Hooker Group undertaken as part of this transaction.

  • Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in relation to loan facilities by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Australia Bank to finance its acquisition of Clearskincare Clinics.

  • SachsenFonds Australian Property Investments I GmbH, a Germany-incorporated real estate investment fund, in relation to the financing of its AUD 187 million investment in 161 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Property and construction finance

  • Maybank Investment Bank Berhad in relation to a AUD 350 million syndicated facility to the Malaysia-based OSK Property group for the development of the Melbourne Square project located at Southbank VIC.

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Malaysia Berhad in relation to a AUD 350 million bilateral facility to the Malaysia-listed SP Setia group for the development of the Sapphire by the Gardens project, a twin-tower hotel and residential apartment complex in Melbourne CBD.

  • Singapore-based United Overseas Bank and a syndicate of banks on a facility to WCL-Southbank (Vic) Pty Ltd, as subsidiary of the Singapore developer Aspial Corporation, in relation to the landmark residential apartment building Australia 108 located at Southbank.

Corporate finance / Restructuring

  • Ansell in relation to its US private debt placement and various corporate financings from various lenders.

  • Australian-listed health and beauty retailer, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, in its refinancing and consolidation of its various acquisition and corporate financings, involving numerous group companies across Australia and New Zealand.

  • Standard Chartered Bank on a USD 90 million share-backed facility to the No Va Land Group, a major listed property developer in Vietnam. The financing represented a new structure in Vietnam which allows foreign lenders to have an effective mortgage over shares listed on the stock exchange to secure the financing.

Fund Financing

  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited on various facilities to SINO-CEE Fund to fund its acquisition of investments. SINO-CEE Fund is the first fund raised and managed by SINO-CEEF Capital, and is regarded as China's first non-sovereign regional cooperation fund.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association

Corporate Responsibility

  • R.E.D. 2015 for Outstanding Pro Bono Contribution


  • Supreme Court of Victoria~Australia (2014)


  • University of Melbourne (Juris Doctor) (2013)
  • University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)) (2010)


  • Bahasa
  • English
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Singapore