Brad Robinson

Partner. Melbourne.

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Brad Robinson

Specialising in international and domestic debt capital markets, infrastructure and project finance and corporate finance, Brad advises borrowers, banks and institutional fixed income investors on major debt financing transactions with clients including ANZ, Westpac, CBA, Macquarie Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and IFM Investors.

Equally at home with bank debt, capital markets or multisource financings in the investment or sub investment grade spaces,  Brad creates value for his clients through his in depth knowledge of debt markets.

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Specialising in international and domestic debt capital markets, infrastructure and project finance and corporate finance, Brad advises borrowers, banks and institutional fixed income investors on major debt financing transactions with clients including ANZ, Westpac, CBA, Macquarie Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and IFM Investors.

Equally at home with bank debt, capital markets or multisource financings in the investment or sub investment grade spaces,  Brad creates value for his clients through his in depth knowledge of debt markets.

Whether it’s a PPP project financing, a US private placement, a term loan B or a bilateral financing with one or more institutional fixed income investors, Brad‘s understanding of the domestic and offshore markets and commercial approach will ensure the transaction gets done.

“An amazing legal mind and is analytical with great precision” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Brad Robinson

Brad's Expertise

  • Ventia US$800 million Term Loan B Facility Advised Apollo Global Management LLC on the US$800m Term Loan B financing of its operations and maintenance business JV with CIMIC.
  • Fortescue Metals Group US$2.04 billion high yield bond offering Advised JP Morgan and RBS as joint lead arrangers of a US$2.04 billion bridge loan facility, US$2.04 billion high yield bond offering by Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and five follow on high yield bond issues.
  • Southern Cross Media Group Ltd takeover of Austereo Advised Southern Cross Media Group in relation to its up to $540 million equity bridge facility and $755 million senior debt facility to finance its take over offer for Austereo Group Ltd.
  • Fortescue Metals Group Syndicated Loan Facilities Advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners on a US$600 million unsecured revolving Syndicated Loan Facility and US$1.5 billion term facility to Fortescue Metals Group.
  • US Private Placements Advised borrowers, noteholders and other stakeholders in relation to US private placements including transactions for Melbourne and Perth Airports, NSW Ports, Port of Brisbane, SA PowerNetworks, Citipower, Powercor, Victorian Power Networks, GPT Group, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Southern Cross Station.
  • Institutional Fixed Income Investments Advised superannuation funds, investment managers and other institutional fixed income investors on senior and mezzanine loan and bond transactions in sectors including financial services, residential mortgage loans, auto and equipment loans, commercial property, agribusiness and student accommodation.
  • Headline PPP transactions Advised government and private sector participants on PPP transactions including Melbourne Metro, Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Northern Territory Prisons, Gold Coast Rapid Transit, New Royal Adelaide Hospital, Peninsula Link, Ararat Prison, Victorian Desalination, SA Schools, Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital Projects.

Brad's Leadership

  • Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association Member
  • US Private Placement Industry Forum 2016 Speaker
  • American College of Investment Counsel Fall Conference 2015 Speaker
  • International Project Finance Association Member
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth North America, United Kingdom and Europe Focus Group Member
    Head of Debt Capital Market

What others say

  • “Leading Lawyer - Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance” Chambers Asia Pacific and Global Guides, 2014-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Structured Finance” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Banking & Finance and Debt Capital Markets” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Brad Robinson wins numerous plaudits for his "commercial advice" and "client-focused approach." He is also singled out for being "remarkably thorough, with an enormous capacity for detail.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Leading Lawyer - Capital Markets” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2014-2017
  • “Outstanding DCM knowledge” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2015
  • “We are very happy with the quality and manner in which he works. He is commercial and has a good knowledge of what we look for in a transaction.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “He is very responsible and responsive. He has a high level of service and pragmatic approach.” Chambers Global Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Capital Markets: Debt” Chambers Asia Pacific and Global Guides, 2013-2018
  • “Outstanding” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2014
  • “He has what we require - he provides direct feedback and is good at analysis” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Has an amazing legal mind and is analytical with great precision” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013
  • “Excellent, clear, pragmatic, well organised and experienced.” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2018

Brad's Thinking