Areas of Expertise

Banking & Finance, Energy & Resources, Property Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround

Nicholas Creed is a banking and finance lawyer with 30 years of national and international experience working with borrowers and lenders to finance significant projects and corporate activity.

His practice covers all aspects of banking and financial services, across sectors and industries, from lending to enforcement and insolvency (including distressed debt sales and acquisitions). He also acts for financial sector clients in relation to fund raisings and structuring.

Nicholas has particular experience in the resources and real estate finance sectors.

His clients include major Australian and international banks and financial institutions, as well as companies seeking finance.

Nicholas is also a Public Notary.

What others say

"Preeminent, Banking and Finance, Western Australia"
Doyle’s Guide 2015 - 2018, 2020, 2021 & 2023
"Lawyer of the Year - Australia, Structured Finance Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2022
"Lawyer of the Year – Australia, Asset Finance Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2020, 2025
Recommended, Energy (Transactions and Regulatory)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


Chinese banks

Advising China Development Bank, Bank of China and a syndicate of Chinese Banks on the initial US$1.2 billion syndicated project finance facility and upsizing to US$1.8 billion and subsequent bilateral financings to Karara Mining Limited to fund the development of the Karara iron ore mine (winner of Asian-Counsel's Deals of the Year 2010 and the Australian Legal Business Project Finance Deal of the year 2011).

MaxCap Group

Advising MaxCap Group in relation to multiple residential, retail and commercial developments across Australia, including for Iris Residential, Alceon Group, Megara, Blueways and Royal Oak.

Multiple lenders

Advising multiple lenders to Hesperia, Peet, Satterley, Iris Residential, Cedars Woods and Fiveight.

Liontown Resources

Advising Liontown Resources on the project financing for its Kathleen Valley lithium mine.

Lenders to Ramelius Resources

Advising lenders to Ramelius Resources across its project and corporate financings.