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Amelia Schubach

Lawyer – Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency

Amelia leverages her highly developed problem-solving skills to craft creative and thorough solutions for clients. She has a collaborative and ambitious nature, thriving particularly in environments populated by hard-working peers. Amelia is always focused on delivering high quality output and does so through ongoing learning and development.

As a finance expert, Amelia advises on acquisition, leveraged and structured finance, as well as distressed businesses. 

Amelia is also particularly passionate about social justice issues and working to affect meaningful and sustainable change. She leads Hamilton Locke’s Community and Pro Bono Program, working with organisations to maximise impact in addressing important social issues such as barriers to access and world hunger. Amelia is also a volunteer evening solicitor with the Redfern Legal Centre.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Amelia worked as a banking and finance lawyer at global firm Hogan Lovells, having worked in Sydney, Perth, Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City.



Banking & Finance; Restructuring & Insolvency



  • Combined Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales



  •  Advising Longreach Credit Investors in relation to the provision of senior secured facilities to a range of Australian growth companies, including Longreach’s largest investment to date. 
  • Acted for Moelis Australia on the senior secured financing raised to fund the acquisition of the real estate freehold and operating business of the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay.
  • Acted for Partners for Growth in relation to a number of secured venture debt transactions with Australian and multi-national growth companies.
  • Acted for Chris Hill and Phil Carter of PwC as receivers of Edhod Pt Ltd (a childcare development business), including in relation to a sale process run by the receivers and bridge financing provided to the receivers by the secured financier.
  • Advising a fund associated with Moelis Australia on its investment in a major early learning centre provider, including a convertible note with warrant issue to investors and the documentation of the intercreditor arrangement.
  • Advised Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group (owner of Ribs & Burgers chain, amongst others) in relation to Crescent Capital Partners’ debt and equity investment structured as secured loan notes and converting notes. 
  • Acted for ADM Capital in relation to the provision of senior secured notes and warrants to Australian Bay Lobster Producers.
  • Advising Gayle Dickerson, Phil Quinlan and Morgan Kelly of KPMG in their capacity as administrators of the Zanui business.