Banking and Finance

Lavan's experienced Banking and Finance team is recognised for providing innovative, practical and solution-focused advice to effectively implement the most challenging finance transactions.
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Banking and Finance

Lavan’s Banking & Finance team provides a wide range of services including compliance and regulatory advice, transaction structuring and execution and finance and security document preparation.

Our experience includes working for lenders and borrowers with respect to property and project related finance including construction and development, structured finance, project and resource based finance, asset finance, loan syndication, securitisation, due diligence, Personal Property Securities Law reform advice and Consumer Credit Code and Code of Banking Practice advice.

We act for a broad range of clients including major banks, non-bank financiers and borrowers located in Australia and increasingly, in Asia.  We offer pragmatic solutions that resolve complexity and aim to facilitate the completion of transactions.  

The quality, depth and expertise of our team will help you achieve your commercial and legal objectives.

Our Services

Australian Finance Regulation

Lavan often advises lenders and others involved in the finance industry on compliance with regulatory frameworks including consumer laws, the Code of Banking Practice and more recently the Personal Property Securities reforms. 

Banking and lending arrangements

We act for lenders and borrowers in relation to all types of financing including asset finance, debtor/cash flow finance, syndicated facilities and finance related advice including advice on compliance and regulatory issues.

Debt Factoring

Lavan has assisted to establish start-up debtor financing providers.  We also act for bank and non-bank financial institutions in documenting and executing factoring transactions.

Project financing

We act for borrowers and lenders with regards to project and resource related transactions and finance.  Our experience includes all aspects of project related due diligence, bankable feasibility studies, negotiations on term sheets and all related finance documentation.

Property financing

Lavan has considerable experience in acting for lenders and borrowers with respect to property related projects including comprehensive experience in construction and development.

We assist our clients in reviewing and reporting on security issues, loan covenants, works contracts and building issues, planning and regulatory approvals, pre-sale contracts and other take-out agreements and material contracts.

Banking and finance litigation

We work closely with our Insolvency and Litigation teams to act rapidly on behalf of our clients in order to preserve the value of their assets and provide timely, effective and solution focused advice with regard to enforcement options when problems or difficulties arise.