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Adam Jeffrey

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Adam Jeffrey joined Baker McKenzie in September 2017 from the banking and finance team at another leading global firm. He has also worked in Moscow for the banking and finance team of a magic circle firm, gaining valuable global experience.

Practice Focus

Adam has over 15 years of experience acting for Australian and international corporate borrowers and financial institutions with a focus on general corporate finance, property finance and leveraged/acquisition finance. Adam also has experience acting for issuers in the Australian and US debt capital markets.

He regularly advises borrowers and financiers in a wide range of local and cross-border financing matters across industry sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Adam handled the following matters:

  • Advised a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company in relation to its approximately AUD 4 billion (in aggregate) corporate debt and bonding facilities, and its various Australian, UK and US debt capital market issues; funding arrangements for various of its wholesale unlisted property funds in connection with the establishment and subsequent refinancings of various of their bank debt facilities; its AUD 670 million financing of a retirement village portfolio acquisition; and its AUD 1.1 billion cash advance and bonding facility for the acquisition of a large construction group.
  • Advised a multinational building and construction materials company in relation to its key corporate debt and debt capital markets financings; its syndicated bridge acquisition facility in connection with its acquisition of a US-listed company; the acquisition of the remaining interest in its Asian joint venture; and the establishment of a joint venture in relation to certain of its assets.
  • Advised a number of large corporate borrowers in respect of the establishment and/or refinancing of their corporate debt facilities (including cash advance facilities, bank guarantee facilities, syndicated pre-export facilities and bilateral facilities with a number of Australian and international financiers).
  • Advised various Australian and international financial institutions in relation to facilities provided to various borrowers in connection with the acquisition of a number of prime commercial buildings in the Sydney and Melbourne CBD; the financing of various REIT facilities; and the acquisition and development of other properties in Australia.
  • Advised a multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm in connection with the loan facility provided by them to a large property developer in connection with the acquisition of three separate properties by that developer.
  • Advised a large American private equity investment firm in connection with a AUD 1.4 billion leveraged financing of its acquisition of an Australian department store business and a AUD 200 million acquisition of associated property assets, and the subsequent AUD 600 million IPO facility.
  • Advised a major food manufacturing business in connection with a AUD 3 billion leveraged financing of its successful takeover of a food manufacturer, marketer and distributor, and the subsequent AUD 1.4 billion IPO financing of that business.
  • Advised a leading Russian bank on a USD 1.5 billion financing for the acquisition of licences for certain potash mining rights in the Perm Region of Russia.
  • Advised a large international lender in connection with a USD 2.5 billion pre-export finance facility to a large Russian metals producer.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association - Member

Admissions

  • New South Wales~Australia (2002)