Steve Smith is a partner in our banking and finance practice
Steve specialises in corporate, acquisition and project finance both domestically and in cross-border transactions. He advises on senior and mezzanine debt packages accessing bank and wholesale capital markets; structuring debt, convertible and other hybrid instruments for issue to wholesale investors and workouts and debt restructuring in distressed scenarios. He is a leading adviser to financiers providing general corporate, acquisition and project finance, and is known for his finesse in achieving successful results in difficult negotiations. He regularly advises on Australian elements of global financing structures and has assisted both financiers and borrowers who are not familiar with Australian jurisdictions to implement complex global lending structures.
Steve also works closely with partners in the Ashurst corporate, projects and restructuring groups. His expertise assists participants looking for a solution that enables lenders to continue to support struggling businesses looking to work their way out of financial difficulties.