Areas of Expertise

Banking & Finance, Agribusiness, Energy & Resources, Restructuring & Insolvency

Jeff Baker advises on structuring and documenting banking and finance transactions for financial institutions operating in the Australian market.  He also advises offshore based lenders and borrowers, in respect of Australian transactions or the Australian aspects of arrangements focused offshore.

Jeff and his team assists with all aspects of a financing transaction, from due diligence on the relevant business, assets and structures, preparation and negotiation of all requisite facility, security, inter-creditor and step in arrangements and attending to closing.

Jeff has developed valuable insights into the key commercial drivers that ensure financial transactions complete in a seamless manner and within requisite timeframes. Clients benefit from a practical approach that is aligned with and adaptable to evolving business needs.

What others say

"Jeff Baker knows our business and is able to apply critical thinking to ensure we get the outcomes we need, but always through a commercial lens."
Client testimonial, Legal 500
"Jeff Baker has been exceptional across all dealings with him. His sector knowledge is excellent, and he is always willing to take time to talk through potential issues on a transaction, even before we formally engage them to complete the work on a deal."
Client testimonial, Legal 500
"Jeff Baker and his team always take time to answer your calls and deal with enquiries promptly."
Client testimonial, Legal 500


Corporate facilities

Acting for an Australian bank in respect of its A$70m corporate facilities to an integrated cattle business to assist with, amongst other things, its equity contribution towards the development of a cattle processing facility in northern Australia.

Feedlot finance

Acting for an Australian bank in respect of A$50m structured warehouse facilities to assist an agri-finance company to grow its strategic feedlot finance business.

Cattle aggregations

Acting for an international bank in respect ofAU$180 million facilities relating to cattle aggregations in the Northern Territory to facilitate changes to the partnership ownership structure.

Farming assets

Acting for an international bank in respect of its A$60m facilities to assist the Australian arm of an international conglomerate to acquire various macadamia farming assets on the east coast of Australia.

Waste to energy financing

Acting for a Commonwealth statutory corporation in respect of various facilities in the waste to energy space, including hybrid project financing to facilitate the development of a process engineered fuel plant located in New South Wales.