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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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks appoints next CEO March 31, 2020

Tuesday 31 March 2020  Maddocks has appointed David Newman as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer. David is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team and is based in Melbourne. David brings significant … Continued

Latest Article

Changes to Clerks Award eases burden on employers during COVID-19 March 31, 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has granted an urgent application to vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 (the Clerks Award), making changes to annual leave, minimum hours and notice requirements. The decision is … Continued

Arlene Colquhoun Partner

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

Recognition

  • Banking & Financing – 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia