Banking, Finance & Regulatory

Facilitating finance, mitigating risk

When it comes to getting any major commercial project off the ground, specialist legal advice is not simply a useful add-on – it is an essential ingredient of any successful financing and compliance strategy. A robust legal approach will strike the right balance between financial risk and opportunity, ensure regulatory immunity, and avoid pitfalls long before they become a cause for concern.

It’s no secret that early-stage businesses often require debt and equity financing to support the vital phases of their commercial development. When loans cannot be accessed through traditional bank sources, alternative solutions can be sought through non-bank lenders and investment funds. Without the right seed funding, even the most promising initiatives can fall at the first hurdle.

Businesses starting up and operating in tandem with the financial services sector must also be aware of, and adhere to, a raft of complex regulatory laws. Failure to achieve compliance results not only in financial and operational penalties, but can also have a significant impact on reputation – something which can come with its own knock-on commercial consequences down the line.

Our services

With cross-jurisdictional experience of applicable regulations across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, Madison Branson Lawyers are expertly placed to advise fledgling and mature businesses across a full breadth of financing, compliance and risk management matters.

With an extensive history of advising non-bank lenders, borrowers, and investors in relation to early stage businesses, we facilitate high-value loan solutions across a range of commercial projects. Leveraging fast-track finance through alternative lenders, we draw on our sophisticated tech-integrated capabilities to expedite the loan process – and close financing transactions fast.

Working on behalf of clients across the residential and industrial real estate and construction sectors, we regularly facilitate eight figure loan settlements, smart sweat equity arrangements and senior and junior mezzanine financing solutions. We have also advised on preferred equity transactions with gross realisations in excess of $1billion AUD.

Our banking, finance and regulatory capabilities also include:  

  • Applying for financial services licenses
  • Representation in ASIC investigations
  • Working with global financial regulators and agencies
  • Anti-money laundering compliance advice

For banking, finance, and regulatory advice, contact us now for a confidential discussion.

Recent work

  • Advising an Australian funds management group and settling its $100m offshore facility
  • Facilitating Senior and Junior funding for a $28m industrial site
  • Facilitating funding for an $18m urban site
  • Structuring and settling syndication, commercial and residential development financing for senior, junior mezzanine and preferred equity transactions with gross realisations in excess of $1bn

For banking, finance, and regulatory advice, contact us now for a confidential discussion.

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