Debt Capital Markets

Debt Capital Markets - Australia

The legal advice behind the largest capital markets deals

Australia’s debt capital markets have performed well recently, with domestic and international issuers and investors looking to Australia as a stable source of funding and product. Recognised as the market-leading firm in this area, we represent issuers, arrangers, dealers and other market participants in all aspects of domestic and international debt capital market financings, providing unparalleled market experience, advice and knowledge.

Our debt capital markets lawyers advised on virtually every kangaroo bond transaction that has ever been undertaken in Australia. Our team is routinely ranked as either the only, or one of the few, 1st tier Australian law firms for debt capital markets. We have been awarded the KangaNews Law Firm of the Year Award every year since its inception in 2007.

Some of the largest deals in the market are informed by our advice. Our role includes structuring, negotiating and documenting these transactions, with the documents produced by our team regularly determining the market model and standard.

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Advising on the full range of transactions

We advise on debt capital markets law for the full range of capital markets transactions including:

  • Debt securities
  • Equity-linked securities
  • Hybrid capital securities
  • Stapled securities
  • Securitisation 
  • Covered bonds
  • Credit-linked products
  • Derivative products.

Extensive experience

Our experience includes advising on domestic and international capital markets issuances by a range of Australian and foreign governments and government agencies, statutory institutions (such as universities), Australian and offshore financial institutions and corporates (including branches of foreign banks and local financing subsidiaries of offshore corporates). Our experience also includes Renminbi-denominated issuances by local branches of Chinese banks, including China Construction Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

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We have a full team specialising in this area.

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