We regularly work with the leading Australian and New Zealand law firms. Many of our Australian and New Zealand contacts have spent several years working with us in London.

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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Westpac Banking Corporation on the issue of AUD 2,760 million Class A Notes due August 2050. The Notes are mortgage backed floating rate notes and are issued by BNY Trust Company of Australia in its capacity as the trustee of the Series 2019-1 WST Trust under the Westpac Securitisation Trust Programme. Westpac Securitisation Management Pty Limited acts as the Trust Manager. The Notes are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and are offered to professional investors only. The proceeds of the issue of the Notes were used to acquire a pool of residential housing loans originated by Westpac Banking Corporation.

On the dual primary listing and global offering of shares of Yancoal Australia on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising approximately US$151 million. Slaughter and May advised the Joint Sponsors Morgan Stanley Asia, CMB International Capital and BOCI Asia, as well as the Joint Global Coordinators, including Morgan Stanley Asia, CMB International Capital, BOCI Asia and Citigroup Global Markets Asia, as to Hong Kong and U.S. laws on the global offering.

OCBC Bank on its acquisition of National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Private Wealth business in Singapore and Hong Kong

BHP Billiton on the offers for Rio Tinto and the US$55 billion committed bank facility to finance the offer.

Brambles Industries on the unification of its dual-listed company structure.

Fairfax Media on the issue of EUR 350 million 5.25 per cent. notes.

BHP Billiton on its offer for WMC Resources and the financing of the offer.

Standard Chartered on the acquisition of ANZ Grindlays.

ANZ on the AU$3.6 billion rights issue to fund the acquisition of The National Bank of New Zealand.

Recent Work

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