Helena Busljeta

Helena Busljeta

Helena is responsible for drafting and maintaining the firm's Banking and Finance precedents. She is experienced in:

  • plain English drafting
  • drafting banking and finance precedents such as loan and security agreements
  • developing technology products to support processing of precedents and precedent databases (such as templates, macros and other automation tools).

Helena has also been part of the firm’s PPSA team since the inception of the PPSA reform process. She has advised several major Australian banks, several foreign banks with Australian offices and a range of other corporate organisations on PPSA. Her experience includes:

  • drafting standard documents
  • preparing policies, procedures and systems
  • providing advice on transitional issues
  • providing general PPSA advice
  • providing training and education
  • preparing the firm for the introduction of PPSA
  • drafting the PPSA model clauses for a general security agreement (prepared by the firm with 4 other leading Australian firms)
  • making submissions to the Australian Attorney-General's department on the proposed PPSA reforms
  • making submissions on the statutory review of the PPSA.

Helena is a member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Documentation & Legal Issues Committee which is responsible for drafting and maintaining the APLMA standard Australian Law primary and secondary documentation. She also regularly gives presentations on the PPSA (including lectures at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales).


Legal insights

The Federal Treasurer has issued a legislative instrument to allow company officers to sign documents electronically.

06 May 2020

The NSW Parliament has passed regulations to facilitate electronic documents, signatures, witnessing and attestation.

22 April 2020

In our recent alert we set out high level guidance on how contracts can be signed in a COVID-19 world when signatories may be working remotely and may not be able to print documents. This alert sets...

06 April 2020

This article was written by Helena Busljeta. In the wake of the coronavirus, many businesses are now having employees work from home.  This raises the question of how contracts can be signed...

23 March 2020

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