Elizabeth Hundt Russell

Elizabeth Hundt-Russell

Elizabeth Hundt Russell is a Partner in the Banking and Finance team in our Sydney office where she specialises in leveraged / acquisition finance and general corporate finance.

Elizabeth has significant experience working in London and New York and is qualified as a New York attorney. She regularly advises local, regional and global private equity firms and domestic and investment banks on their financing matters.

Elizabeth was named Senior Associate of the Year in Lawyers’ Weekly’s Women in Law Awards, 2015.

Representative matters

Acquisition/Leveraged finance

  • HanesBrands Inc, on the financing for its A$1.1bn takeover of ASX-listed Pacific Brands group
  • Affinity Equity Partners on its $640m acquisition of TEG (formerly the Nine Live / Ticketek group) and subsequent bolt-ons
  • Quadrant Private Equity on its acquisition of Great Southern Rail, Cruise Whitsundays and subsequent bolt-ons
  • Quadrant Private Equity on its acquisition of Icon Cancer Care and subsequent bolt-ons
  • Quadrant Private Equity on its refinancing of BBQ / Super A-Mart
  • CHAMP Private Equity’s A$127.5 million acquisition of Nuplex’s Specialties and Masterbatch businesses
  • KKR on several bids including Treasury Wines and SAI Global

Corporate finance

  • Cabcharge on its banking facilities
  • Woolworths on a world-first syndicated fronted bank guarantee facility backed by global insurers
  • Qantas on its first A$158 million fronted bank guarantee facility
  • Sydney Airport on multiple r144a and USPP issuances
  • CBA and NAB on multiple syndicated fronted bank guarantee facilities
  • Orionstone on its corporate facilities (where Advent Private Capital is a key investor)

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Experience

  • 1999-2005: Bachelor of Business (Accounting) / Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) - University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2006-2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2016: Law Graduate / Solicitor / Senior Associate – King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
  • 2008-2009: Associate - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, London and New York
  • 2011 – 2014: Senior Associate – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, New York
  • 2016-present: Partner - King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Location

Legal insights

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into lending and secured finance. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

15 April 2019

The Australasian leveraged loan market has been shaken up by competing products in the form of the unitranche facilities and the Aussie Term Loan B or TLB.

19 July 2018

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2017 provides a practical cross-border guide into lending and secured finance. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

03 May 2018

KWM shares Australian, Hong Kong and PRC law expertise in ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2017.

25 April 2017

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