Nick has 19 years’ experience acting for Australian and international financiers and borrowers in corporate finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance and general finance across a range of sectors including financial services, property and  technology.

Prior to joining Hall & Wilcox in January 2016, Nick gained significant top tier private practice, both in Australia (Minter Ellison, Baker McKenzie) and in London (Clifford Chance).  He also has first rate in-house experience, having been the sole Australian legal counsel for three years at Fortress Investment Group (an asset based investment management fund with funds under management of USD 41.6billion).  Nick has also completed multiple client secondments including at a major Australian bank and a niche financial services provider to global private equity and hedge fund managers.

Nick’s private practice and in-house roles have provided him with broad sectorial experience, a wealth of commercial experience, a particular insight into the needs and requirements of his clients and an ability to isolate ‘what really matters’ to them.

  • Acting for the financiers on an A$300 million syndicated corporate finance facility to a resource company.
  • Acting for the financiers on an A$200 million club corporate financing provided to an international biomedical conglomerate.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$20 million bilateral finance facility in relation to the acquisition of a medical services group.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$50 million bilateral finance facility in relation to the acquisition of Cape Crushing.
  • Acting for the financiers relation to the A$107 million syndicated corporate and acquisition finance facility provided to Force Corp Pty Limited.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$53,000,000 million bilateral facility provided to Next Capital in relation to the acquisition of Aero-Care.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$14 million bilateral facility provided to Archer Capital Growth Fund in relation to the acquisition of Keycorp Pty Limited.
  • Acting for the financier in relation to the provision of a US$25 million trade receivables finance facility to an international resource company.
  • Acting for the financiers on an A$40 million syndicated finance facility in relation to the acquisition of Paxus Australia Pty Limited.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$70 million unsecured bilateral finance facility to a leading Australian university.
  • Acting for the financier on the A$2.1 billion syndicated revolving and bridge facilities for FOXTEL Group’s acquisition of 100% of Austar United Communications Limited.
  • Acting for Westpac on an A$55 million bilateral facility provided to Navis Capital in relation to the acquisition of Field Marketing Services.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$100 million corporate finance facility provided to Jetset Group Limited in conjunction with its merger with the Stella Travel Group.
  • Acting for Intermediate Capital Group in relation to its proposed mezzanine finance facility as part of bid by Hellman Friedman to acquire MYOB.
  • Acting for a club of seven banks (domestic and non-domestic) on the A$200 million refinancing of an Australian manufacturer and distributer of chemical products to a corporate group across seven jurisdictions.
  • Acting for a club of three banks on the A$700 million refinancing of an Australian agribusiness.
  • Acting for the financiers on an A$520 million syndicated property finance facility to a major property group.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$25 million bilateral construction finance facility to a joint venture for the conversion of an existing mixed use retail and residential building in North Sydney to an exclusive residential apartment block.
  • Acting for the financer on a mezzanine construction finance facility to a property development company in relation to the construction of affordable accommodation in Darwin.
  • Acting for the financier on an A$10 million bilateral construction finance facility to a well-known construction and property development company in relation to the construction of apartments in Lane Cove, Sydney.
  • Acting for the Security Trustee in relation to the restructuring of the club facilities provided to the Hastie Group.
  • Acting for Global Forrest Partners LP in relation to the financing aspects of the acquisition of assets from Gunns Limited.
  • Acting for the Carlson Wagonlit travel group in relation to the Australian aspects of its US$1 billion global refinance.