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Amelia Schubach

Growth and Strategy Executive | Head of Community and Pro Bono

Amelia leverages her highly developed problem-solving skills to craft and deliver thorough, innovative corporate strategy. She has a collaborative and ambitious nature, working with the Director of Growth and Strategy to execute on all growth projects including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and organic growth initiatives. Amelia is always focused on delivering high quality output and has exceptional drive to see projects from ideation to implementation.

Amelia draws on her technical experience as a banking and finance lawyer, having specialised in acquisition, leveraged and structured finance. Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, she worked as a lawyer at global firm Hogan Lovells in Sydney, Perth, Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City.

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 also volunteers as an evening solicitor with the Redfern Legal Centre.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Strategy; Growth Projects; Community and Pro Bono; Banking and Finance; Restructuring and Insolvency

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

SELECTED PROJECTS

  • Established and currently leading Community and Pro Bono program.
  • Established and currently leading Mental Health and Wellness program.
  • Established and currently leading Leadership Academy.
  • Established Mentoring program.
  • Assisting with Diversity and Inclusion program. 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • 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 Pty 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.
  • Advised Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group (owner of Ribs and Burgers chain, amongst others) in relation to Crescent Capital Partners’ debt and equity investment structured as secured loan notes and converting notes. 
  • Advised Philip Campbell-Wilson and Said Jahani of Grant Thornton in their capacity as administrators of Miniso.
  • Advising Gayle Dickerson, Phil Quinlan and Morgan Kelly of KPMG in their capacity as administrators of the Zanui business.
  • Advising Partners Group on $200 million funding for construction of Murra Warra Wind Farm.