Areas of Expertise

Project Finance, acquisition finance, corporate debt finance, renewables, energy & resources

Chris Bishop is a leading debt finance lawyer based in Perth.  He is one of the few finance lawyers in Perth to have partner-level international experience at a tier-1 global firm.

He is a pragmatic client-focused lawyer who drives transactions to close and ensures clients' lives are made easier by taking care of legal issues with a commercial, deal-making mindset.

Chris acts for corporate groups, project sponsors, private credit funds and bank lenders on structured and secured finance transactions.  His experience includes acting on some of the largest energy and resources sector debt finance transactions in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.  He has experience in acquisition finance, project finance, commodity lending, hedging, export credit agency and multilateral backed financings, green loans, margin loans and trade finance.

In addition to his finance work, Chris has advised sponsors, project companies and financiers on major project contracts, including power purchase agreements and offtake agreements. He has a strong understanding of bankability in project transactions and brings his significant and varied experience to drive solutions for his clients.

What others say

Band 3, Banking and Finance - International firms, Singapore
Chambers and Partners 2020 - 2022


Mining services group

Advising lenders on the senior financing and subsequent debt restructuring of a major mining services group.

Lithium project

Advising in connection with a proposed recapitalisation in relation to a special situations lithium project in Western Australia.

Indonesian mining acquisition

Advising lenders on one of the largest mining acquisition financing transactions to complete in Indonesia.

Stretch-senior facility

Advising private credit fund lenders on a stretch-senior facility to refinance and restructure a high profile mixed-use real estate development.

Renewable energy financings

Advising on solar, wind and hydro power project financings in Australia and Asia.

Green financing transactions

Advising on numerous green and sustainable financing transactions and Export Credit Agency backed transactions.