Stephen also has experience in the acquisition of aviation businesses and companies, and in documenting joint ventures between aviators and related licensing and ACCC approvals.
Stephen has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2016 – 2018) in the area of Banking and Finance Law, and was voted “Lawyer of the Year” (2018) in Banking and Finance. He has also been recognised in Doyle’s Guide (2016) as a pre-eminent lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance in South Australia, and by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a recommended lawyer (2017) in the area of Banking and Finance within Australia.
Recent experience includes:
- Advised Cobham Australia on the successful tender to the A$1 billion CMS04 “Sentinel” contract with the Commonwealth of Australia. This contract is for the provision of surveillance services of the Australian coastline to Australian Customs for up to a 14 year period.
- Advised Bank SA and Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to the documentation and negotiation of property development and project finance transactions involving syndications, “club” transactions and participations, including finance for the construction and operation of hotels and apartment developments, office developments, and warehouse developments in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
- Acting for ARTC in the obtaining of its club facility and involving the review and negotiation of finance documentation, the satisfaction of conditions precedent and related matters.