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Adam Jeffrey

Partner – Banking and Finance

Adam’s extensive background in banking and finance together with his valuable global experience allows him to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions for even the most complex legal matters. Adam provides sophisticated and value driven advice, ensuring his clients are always protected and that the best possible outcome is achieved.

Regularly acting for Australian and international corporate borrowers and financial institutions, Adam focuses on general corporate finance, property finance and leveraged finance. In addition, Adam has expertise in negotiating derivative arrangements and acting for issuers in the Australian and US debt capital markets. He regularly advises borrowers and financiers across a range of local and cross-border financing matters.

Adam has extensive experience acting across a broad range of industries, including construction, property, infrastructure, real estate and financial services.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Adam worked for Baker McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills, as well as Clifford Chance, where he gained valuable global experience in Moscow, Russia.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Finance; Property Finance; Leveraged Finance; Acquisition Finance

 

AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Banking and Finance Law, 2020, 2021

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Acted for a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company in relation to its corporate debt and bonding facilities (including in relation to subsequent amendments and establishment of a common provisions deed poll structure), including its US$300 million syndicated sustainability-linked US revolving credit agreement, AUD$3.3 billion syndicated cash advance and bank guarantee facility, AUD$375 million syndicated multicurrency bank guarantee facility, GBP$330 million syndicated cash advance facility, GBP$300 million guaranteed notes issue, MTN program and subsequent issues, and its ISDA program.
  • Acted for a multinational building and construction materials company in relation to its key corporate financings, including its AUD$1.4 billion refinance of its exiting syndicated facility and additional liquidity facilities by way of a substantial restructure to a number of bilateral facilities and a move to a new common terms platform, its USD $200 million USPP, the establishment of its Euro Medium Term Note Programme, the issue of USD $950 million guaranteed senior notes pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, its USD $1.2 billion, USD $1 billion and USD $400m syndicated bridge acquisition facilities, and the establishment of its ISDA program.
  • Acted for a number of large corporate borrowers in respect of the establishment and/or refinancing of their corporate debt facilities (including cash advance facilities, syndicated pre-export facilities, bank guarantee and bonding facilities and bilateral facilities with a variety of financiers).
  • Acted for the syndicate of more than 20 global financial institutions on the establishment of a AUD $1.5 billion multi-currency syndicated sustainability-linked loan facility for a Sydney based hospital network.
  • Acted for an Australian property developer in relation to its AUD $304 million concurrent refinance of four properties in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland with one existing and two new financiers.
  • Acted for an Australian property group on its AUD $500 million syndicated bank facility provided by a number of domestic and international banks which supported its highly successful AUD $325 million IPO.

*Representations undertaken whilst at a previous firm