Hybrid Securities

Hybrid Securities - Australia

Innovative and experienced hybrid securities lawyers

As a premier Capital Markets practice, we offer the combined talents of our equity and debt capital markets, derivatives, regulatory, corporate and tax specialists to develop cutting edge hybrid products.

Our Hybrid Securities team comprises specialists across debt capital markets, equity capital markets, securitisation, derivatives, financial services regulation and tax, who work together closely to deliver our clients innovative hybrid security financing solutions.

With deep experience across all segments of the industry, our team covers issues by regulated financial institutions, corporates and includes equity linked products.

The team works on issues in Australian, Asian, European and US markets.

Our team also leads the market in the development of Basel III compliant instruments and instruments meeting ratings agency equity credit requirements. Our legal advice covers the full range of wholesale and retail hybrid securities transactions. And we assist with the issuance of all forms of hybrids, including:

  • Preference shares
  • Subordinated debt
  • Convertible notes 
  • Stapled structures.

Keeping you at the front of the pack

Our law firm is associated with some of the most innovative and progressive products in the market. We also lead the market on regulatory developments, including the revisions to bank and other financial institution capital requirements following Basel III. We are working closely with clients to understand and prepare for the impact of these proposals on their business.

Our clients also include all the major arranging houses, including ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, CBA, JP Morgan, NAB, UBS and Westpac.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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