Suzanne Berben

Special Counsel

BERBEN Suzanne highres LARGE


A banking lawyer with over 15 years’ experience, Suzanne specialises in corporate finance transactions, both domestic and cross-border.

She has expertise in advising lenders and borrowers, in particular on asset and property financing and restructuring, and advises both Australian and international clients. Suzanne has acted for major Australian banks, Australian and offshore investment banks, investment managers, property developers and funds.

Suzanne has gained experience in both Sydney and London, including on secondment to the London offices of a major Dutch bank and to a German bank specialising in commercial real estate finance.

Key deals

Global syndicate of lenders

Advising a global syndicate of lenders on the provision of corporate facilities to companies involved in the importing and distributing of consumer durable brands. The funding allowed the repayment of existing debtors, making of deferred vendor loan payments and working capital investments. The transaction involved negotiation with parties located in Malta, South Africa and the Isle of Man.

Non-bank corporate lender

Representing a non-bank corporate lender providing mezzanine construction finance for a development located in New South Wales. Documentation involved complex inter-creditor arrangements with an Australian bank providing senior finance and an offshore junior lender.

Syndicate of Australian and offshore financial institutions

Advising on a US Dollar term facility, multicurrency revolving credit facility and a bank guarantee facility being provided by a large syndicate of Australian and offshore financial institutions to a company in connection with its mining operations located in Queensland.