Mr. Maclean has over 25 years experience as a banking and finance lawyer and acts for domestic and international banks and financial institutions across a broad range of finance transactions. He has deep experience in property finance, corporate finance and acquisition and leveraged finance and also has considerable experience in project and infrastructure finance, asset finance and insolvency, workouts and restructures.
He has provided extensive advice to finance and commercial clients on the Personal Property Securities legislation and has presented on this topic at many industry and professional forums.
Over many years he has provided financial services regulatory advice to international and domestic banks, credit card issuers and other credit providers.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Maclean was a banking partner at a global top tier law firm for 16 years and then assisted a national commercial law firm establish its banking and finance practice in Melbourne and nationally.
Project and Infrastructure Finance
Mr. Maclean has acquired a broad range of project finance experience over the last 15 years across a range of sectors including transport, gas, power, water, health and resources. The more notable matters include the following.
Mr. Maclean acts predominantly for lenders and arrangers in relation to transactions involving a variety of structures and terms, including secured and unsecured, syndicated, bank club and bilateral, security trust and security management arrangements, intercreditor arrangements, and more complex stamp duty and tax driven structures.
Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
Mr. Maclean has acted for financiers on various leveraged buyout and acquisition transactions which have involved different types and levels of debt, complex intercreditor issues and consideration of laws regulating takeovers, schemes of arrangement and restrictive trade practices.
Financial Services Regulatory
Mr. Maclean's experience includes advising foreign financial institutions on the regulatory issues associated with establishing a financial services business in Australia, advising on and developing products for consumer credit and business lending and advising on financial products regulation under chapter 7 of the Corporations Act. The more notable matters include the following.