Our team works with banks, alternative capital providers, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, REITs, listed and unlisted borrowers, growth companies, listed and unlisted borrowers, growth companies, high net worth individuals, family businesses and corporate trustees.
“High level of Industry knowledge, and commercial approach.. blessed with a strong work ethic and can do attitude”– Legal 500
As debt advisers, we focus on corporate, acquisition, property and asset finance, advising on domestic and cross border financing transactions across many industries and sectors.
We advise a number of the major Asia Pac market participants on property and asset financings. We are market leading advisers on alternative capital and the provision of emergency and special situation and bridging finance.
We are known for our understanding of our markets, our transactional management skills and our strong customer focus. We realise that speed to market, cost, process certainty and the customer experience are critical.
We put clients at the heart of everything we do and become part of your team. We combine genuine legal subject matter expertise and targeted industry knowledge to deliver a level of insight that resolves issues, gets business done and implements strategy for clients.
Our approach is energetic and decisive. We work to quickly understand your needs and have a distinctively approachable style.
We utilise our M&A, Private Equity Corporate Advisory and Property and Dispute Resolution Teams to provide our business partners with specialist, integrated transactional, advisory and referral services on a full range of property, corporate, acquisition and asset financing transactions.
“Ben and his team recently advised us, delivering cost and process certainty on a very complex transaction, significantly enhancing our relationship with the customer at the same time, as addressing all key risks and structuring issues. They were easy to do business with, giving high quality advice and communicated with our clients and their lawyers very effectively, resolving issues quickly and efficiently”– Chris Foote, Westpac Institutional Bank
“We have dealt with Ben, Adam and the team over a number of years and can confidently recommend the quality of their services. They have an in-depth understanding of the full breadth of financing products and markets and deliver a well-managed legal solution. Their approach remains practical and customer-focused, ensuring expectations are understood and managed and outcomes are delivered as closely aligned to estimates as possible. They have the connections and partnerships that assist us in achieving our goals and support our client’s needs”– Simon Beissel, Head of Corporate & Acquisition Finance, Investec
“They never fail to impress with their ability to provide the highest quality advice in a timely manner, with a refreshing dose of commercial reality. Their ability to manage negotiations and communicate with our clients and opposing lawyers has assisted in getting several difficult situations resolved quickly and efficiently. What they say, they do"– Peter Nicholson, Confide Capital
“Ben goes above and beyond to meet our requirements and time frames,” remarks one client while another calls him “approachable and a good negotiator.” One client also says: “I have worked with Ben over the past few years and found that he is able to find solutions to issues”– AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers
DWF welcomes Elpis Korosidis and her Melbourne-based team of fifteen. This expansion complements DWF's existing banking and finance expertise.
DWF in Australia has announced the appointment of Cameron McKenzie as Principal Lawyer in its expanding national litigation team.