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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Energy prices are too high: can nothing be done to bring them down? September 8, 2017

On Tuesday 5 September 2017, Maddocks hosted a presentation and panel discussion by the Grattan Institute focusing on the topical issue of energy prices – particularly, the fact that prices are rising and mechanisms that can … Continued

Latest Article

ACCC launches first B2B unfair contract terms action September 12, 2017

On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued

Arlene Colquhoun Special Counsel

Background

Arlene advises Australian and international corporate borrowers and financial institutions and has experience in a wide range of banking and finance transactions, including corporate finance, property finance, acquisition finance and project finance. Arlene also has experience in acting for issuers in the Australian and US debt capital markets.

Relevant experience

  • acting for The Prudential Insurance Company of America in relation to the provision of a $165 million loan to fund the acquisition and development of 20 Martin Place
  • acting for NAB on the financing of the development of a new GE headquarters building in Brisbane
  • acting for Lend Lease on its A$6 billion Barangaroo development
  • acting for CBA on the facilities provided to Payce in connection with the acquisition and development of South Village, Kirrawee
  • acting for Myer on its $670 million unsecured syndicated and bilateral facilities in connection with Myer’s IPO
  • acting for Santos on its $2 billion bilateral facilities
  • acting for a syndicate of lenders on a $3 billion facility to Vodafone Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd
  • acting for Metcash Trading Limited on its A$700 million corporate syndicated facility and bilateral facilities
  • acting for BNP Paribas, Westpac, National Australia Bank, ANZ and other syndicate banks on a refinancing of A$2.5 billion facilities provided to Wesfarmers Limited to finance the purchase of Coles
  • acting for ANZ and other syndicate banks on a US$550 million cash advance facility (and A$40 million performance guarantee facility) provided to GS Coal Pty Limited for the acquisition of a 50.1% interest in the Clermont Joint Venture