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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

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

Latest Article

Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … 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