Stuart Weir

Principal Consultant

Stuart Weir is a senior commercial lawyer with over 30 years of commercial legal experience at a top tier level.


His experience includes over 20 years specialising in banking and finance and before that 5 years specialising in major projects and construction.

He has a strong track record advising top ASX 100 companies, mid-cap and private companies, property developers and investors, lenders, government entities and multilateral institutions on complex financing transactions and related projects and commercial matters.

He has a team-orientated, collaborative approach developed over nearly three decades of experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in some of the world’s leading law firms.

Stuart’s expertise has been recognised for banking and finance in 2015/16 in Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in 2015 & 2018, as well as annually in Best Lawyers since 2015.

Stuart’s particular areas of expertise include advising on:

  • Property development finance (residential, mixed-use and commercial projects)
  • Project and infrastructure finance (greenfields and PPPs), windfarms and mining projects
  • Acquisition finance and leveraged buy-outs
  • Workouts and restructurings
  • Structured finance (including securitisations and receivables financings)
  • General corporate lending (secured, unsecured, syndicated, bi-lateral and club transactions)
  • Corporate governance


Recent examples of work Stuart has undertaken include advising:

  • Construction lender AusFinance Group in connection with the rectification of mezzanine debt security on an existing distressed apartment project and subsequent recovery process.
  • Hines Group in respect of the financing of its acquisition of several portfolios of industrial properties.
  • ARA Group in connection with the $425 million refinancing of the Southgate shopping centre and related commercial buildings in Southbank, Melbourne.
  • Unethical Investment Fund as lender to The Scots College in relation to a 5 year construction facility.
  • Peregrine Projects in connection with the senior and mezzanine debt financing for the construction of a mixed use commercial building in Collingwood, Melbourne.
  • The Developer of a large shopping centre at Mernda, Melbourne on its construction financing and subsequent refinancing.
  • Victorian Freemasons on the construction financing for the redevelopment of the Dallas Brooks Hall site in East Melbourne into a large apartment and commercial complex.
  • A large family office (as lender) in connection with a $20 million secured mezzanine facility for a residential development in New South Wales.
  • A fund manager of the Cache Logistics Trust in connection with its $155 million refinancing of a portfolio of industrial properties located in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
  • Marsden Park Developments in connection with the $173 million refinancing of its master group facilities with
    CBA secured against a portfolio of commercial properties at Marsden Park, New South Wales.
  • Advent Partners in connection with the acquisition financing of a number of fund portfolio assets.
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