Rommel Harding-Farrenberg

Partner. Sydney.

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Rommel’s primary areas of expertise are project finance, corporate and structured finance and derivatives.

Financiers, borrowers, sponsors, equity investors and government bodies seek out his specialist advice on matters of project finance and major projects, particularly power generation, infrastructure and resource projects and PPPs, as well as corporate and structured finance and derivatives.

In addition, he has extensive experience in the electricity industry and acts for all types of market participants, including generators, retailers and large customers, and government bodies on electricity supply arrangements and regulatory issues.

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Rommel’s primary areas of expertise are project finance, corporate and structured finance and derivatives.

Financiers, borrowers, sponsors, equity investors and government bodies seek out his specialist advice on matters of project finance and major projects, particularly power generation, infrastructure and resource projects and PPPs, as well as corporate and structured finance and derivatives.

In addition, he has extensive experience in the electricity industry and acts for all types of market participants, including generators, retailers and large customers, and government bodies on electricity supply arrangements and regulatory issues.

Rommel’s expertise has been gained in both Australia and the United Kingdom where he worked at magic circle firm Slaughter and May in London.

“Best Lawyer - Derivatives, Energy and Project Finance & Development” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Rommel Harding-Farrenberg

Rommel's Expertise

  • Sydney Light Rail Advised the ALTRAC consortium, including Acciona, Alstom, Capella Capital and Transdev, in respect of the debt funding for its successful bid for the Sydney Light Rail PPP.
  • Aurizon Network Advised Aurizon in respect of the finance documents required in connection with the proposed Standard User Funding Agreements for its network operations.
  • Mirvac Advised Mirvac in relation to vendor financing with respect to its sale to Blackstone Real Estate Asia of 50% of 275 Kent Street, Sydney and a portfolio of non-core assets.
  • Challenger Advised Challenger in relation to provision of senior debt facilities, receivables financing and securitisations.
  • National Australia Bank Advised NAB on senior debt acquisition facilities.
  • Electricity supply arrangements Advised Origin Energy in relation to off-take agreements required following its acquisition of the retail business of Country Energy. Advised Loy Yang Power in relation to a long term hedge of a significant portion of its load with Alcoa and the other joint venture participants in relation to the Portland and Point Henry aluminium smelters.

Rommel's Leadership

  • APLMA Member
  • AFMA Member
  • Redfern Legal Centre Adviser
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth United Kingdom and Europe Focus Group Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Banking & Finance and Structured Finance” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2016
  • “Best Lawyer - Energy and Project Finance & Development” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2016
  • “Best Lawyer - Derivatives” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2016

Rommel's Thinking