Hamilton Locke Advises La Trobe University on the Establishment of its Inaugural $175 Million Green Bond

Hamilton Locke is proud to have advised La Trobe University (LTU) on the establishment of its bond issuance programme and its inaugural $175 million Green Bond.

This green bond issuance will enable LTU to fund a diverse range of eligible eco-friendly initiatives and projects, including renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable water and waste management, and terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity conservation.

Hamilton Locke provided comprehensive legal support to LTU on all aspects of the transaction, including coordination with NAB, who acted as arranger and dealer for the green bond (and who were advised by Allens). NAB also played a key role in advising on the establishment of LTU’s sustainable finance framework. The success of this transaction underscores Hamilton Locke’s dedication to facilitating environmentally responsible financing solutions.

Partner Adam Jeffrey commented, “We were delighted to continue our relationship with La Trobe University and to collaborate with them on their first Green Bond. We look forward to future opportunities to support the university in their ongoing commitment to green financing.”

The Hamilton Locke team was led by Partners Adam Jeffrey and Tricia Moloney who were assisted by Special Counsel Leong Khoo, Senior Associate Emil Conradie and Lawyer Megan Chau.