Securitisation

Securitisation - Australia

Work with the law firm at the forefront of securitisation

With the largest securitisation team in the region, we have been involved in almost every landmark securitisation transaction in the Australian market. In 2013, 27 of 47 public securitisation transactions in Australia were documented by the King & Wood Mallesons team. Our team also works on an increasing number of major deals in Asia – including the first publicly listed and rated corporate loan securitisation backed by a cross-border guarantee from a Chinese policy bank.

Why do so many clients choose us to advise them on securitisation? They value our large and geographically diverse team’s expertise in key disciplines. They value our co-ordinated approach to sharing new information, our capacity to analyse complex issues quickly, and our strong relationships with key industry players.

Integrated expertise

As a client, you also benefit from the extensive expertise we have across the firm. Our integrated advice on securitisation law includes input from our tax, retail credit and personal property securities experts.

We advise on:

  • Public term securitisation transactions effected by bank and non-bank financial institutions 
  • Transactions involving new asset classes and innovative features, including green securitisations (in particular solar securitisations)
  • Private securitisations (including warehouses, private placements and internal repo-eligible transactions) 
  • Covered bonds – we have documented three of the five Australian bank programmes brought to market to date
  • Asset-backed securitisation for originators and arrangers of all asset classes including autos, equipment, trade receivables (including multi seller Asian programmes), dealer floor plan, margin loans, personal loans and resale contracts
  • Sale and lease-back transactions
  • Commercial mortgage backed securitisations including retail products and multi-borrower structures
  • Secondary market loan sales for sellers and buyers of prime, non-conforming, commercial and distressed loans
  • Retail and wholesale structured products including credit-linked notes, collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs)
  • Government sponsored structures.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The International Comparative Legal Guide Securitisation 2017 covers common issues in securitisation laws and regulations. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

27 April 2017

The Australian government has requested feedback and comments on the measures outlined in the Proposals Paper.

15 December 2016

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01 August 2016

ASIC indicates that general class order relief will be provided to responsible entities for registered schemes to facilitat entry into the new AMIT regime.

02 June 2016