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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Back to the future? Five key legal considerations for developers when dealing with industrial sites November 17, 2017

As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … 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