Clare Corke




  • Afrikaans
  • and English


An internationally experienced and pragmatic lawyer, Clare brings her wide knowledge of banking and finance transactions (from both Australia and South Africa) to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

Clare advises a variety of stakeholders (with differing commercial drivers) including financiers (both traditional and non-traditional), borrowers, sponsors and state governments on a wide range of financing transactions. Clare works with clients across a variety of sectors including energy (such as renewables), natural resources, property and infrastructure, and through a variety of financial products, including project finance, asset finance, leveraged finance, syndicated debt, debt capital markets and loan notes. 

Clare is Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association.

Key deals

MACH Energy

Advised MACH Australia Holdings Pty Ltd and MACH Energy Australia Pty in relation to all their Australian financing requirements, including the US$345 million syndicated facility agreement with Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Shinhan Bank for funding of the development of the Mount Pleasant Coal Mine in New South Wales.

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recover Group

Advised Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recover Group (consisting of 6 councils located in Melbourne) in respect of the financing aspects for an organics waste treatment facility to be developed, owned and operated by the Sacyr group of companies.


Advise the project sponsor in relation to all aspects of the A$1.8 billion transmission project (the largest expansion of the National Electricity Market since its formation), including in relation to the derogations from the National Electricity Rules, taking security over transmission assets and construction and connection risk for lenders.

United Rentals, Inc.

Advised United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company, on the entry of Australian incorporated entities trading under the Royal Wolf brand into United Rentals’ global credit facilities as part of its USD$1 billion acquisition of General Finance Corporation.

Copper Mountain

Advised TSX-listed Copper Mountain Mining Corporation in relation to its USD$250 million bond offering in the Nordic markets.

Real Asset Management (RAM)

Advise RAM in relation to their financing and security arrangements in relation to their various commercial property portfolios, including both retail and medical asset portfolios, including their $126 million commercial property portfolio financing and $65 million medical asset portfolio financing.