The Australian agribusiness sector continues to face economic fluctuations, challenging environmental factors and changing levels of interest from investors.
Within this context, our agribusiness team advises both lenders and borrowers on most types of lending, including syndicated and bilateral loan facilities. Their expertise extends to advising on various types of traditional and non-traditional security, such as stock mortgages, crop liens and real property mortgages.
The team also advises on various agribusiness investment vehicles, including the structuring, establishing and operating of listed, unlisted, retail and wholesale funds.
Clients we have advised regarding finance transactions include AWB Limited (now Agrium Asia Pacific and Cargill Australia), Landmark Operations, Gunns Limited, Rabobank, Rural Finance Corporation and Tasmanian Dairy Products.
- Acting for a responsible entity of a number of registered and unregistered agricultural managed investment schemes in the drafting of operations agreements with rural management partners in respect of beef cattle projects and operations agreements for cattle, lamb, forestry, tomato and cropping projects.
- Advising an international grains commodity manager on commodity inventory finance facilities totalling $290 million with major Australian and overseas banks.
- Advising on a new non-pooled warehouse finance product to be offered to growers after delivery into the Australian bulk handling system.
- Developing a pre-harvest loan product for growers.
Banking & Finance| 27 Sep 2021
ASIC has released its final guidance on the new hawking regime that commences on 5 October 2021.
Banking & Finance| 23 Sep 2021
In this edition, we consider the final breach reporting regulatory guide, electronic execution and virtual meetings legislation, judicial commentary in relation to an AFS licensee’s supervisory arrangements, and much more.
Banking & Finance| 13 Sep 2021
ASIC has now published its updated and final guidance on the new breach reporting regime for AFS and credit licensees that will apply from 1 October 2021.
Banking & Finance| 30 Aug 2021
In this update, we explore the changes that financial services businesses can expect to see in ASIC’s approach to exercising its investigative and enforcement functions and powers.