Securities

Securities - Australia

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Major corporations and financial institutions look to our law firm to assist with all aspects of domestic and international capital markets transactions. Whether you are undertaking a cross-border or domestic initial public offering (IPO), a private placement or a rights issue of equity securities, a securitisation deal or a hybrid or bond issue, our top-ranked securities lawyers will guide you through the process.

Preparing for changes in securities regulation

Clients look to our team in Australia to help them engage in the debate about new regulation, interpret what has been proposed and prepare for change. In doing so, our lawyers draw on our work with leading industry bodies such as the Australian Bankers Association (ABA), the Australian Securitisation Forum, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA).

Our advice on securities law encompasses:

  • Debt capital markets
  • Equity capital markets
  • Hybrid securities
  • Securitisation.

Clients who have benefitted from our expertise include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, who we advised on their first AUD 500 million retail bond issue. We also advised Primary Health Care Limited on their AUD 150 million retail bonds (the first corporate retail bond offer made under ASIC’s new class order) and their AUD 411 million Placement and Share Purchase Plan.

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Other highlights include advising:

  • Medibank Private Limited on its recent IPO
  • QR National on its recent IPO
  • Westfield Retail Property Trust on their AUD 3.5 billion listing on the ASX
  • Mongolian Mining Corporation on their HK 5.05 billion listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • FirstMac Limited on their Mortgage Funding Trust Series involving the issuance of floating-rate mortgage-backed secured rate notes valued at AUD 416 million
  • JP Morgan as financial advisor to Seven Group Holdings and underwriter on the capital raising associated with the AUD 4.1billion acquisition of Seven Media Group by West Australian Newspapers
  • Suncorp-Metway Limited on their Suncorp Apollo 2010-1 Series Trust, their only RMBS issue for 2010 comprising Class A1 Notes, Class A2 Notes, Class AB Notes and Class B Notes valued at AUD 1 billion
  • The Australian Financial Markets Association and market participants on preparing industry-wide documentation for the electricity derivatives market and the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
  • The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the Australian Financial Markets Association and leading financial institutions on the impact of the reforms to Australia’s personal property security laws on derivatives and collateral arrangements.
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