Negotiating Business & Construction Loans – Use a Financial Law Specialist



Any legal transaction can be a long, complex, and stressful process. If it’s not done properly, you could end up at a loss, so it’s vital to have a professional working with you. Banking and finance lawyers specialise in providing legal advice to organisations engaged in large legal transactions; such as mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and even liquidations. You might find yourself dealing with any number of finance documents up for negotiation, including:

  • facility agreements;

  • security documents;

  • guarantees;

  • priority agreements;

  • subordination agreements;

  • hedge agreements; and

  • various ancillary documents.

Banking and finance law is regulated by specific pieces of legislation and governed by numerous regulatory bodies. As such, it’s a complex field of practice and experienced finance practitioners should be engaged to help smoothly negotiate finance documents and navigate the process of a banking and finance transaction. Given the complex legal frameworks that govern transactions in both the domestic and global economy, it is extremely important to engage an experienced finance practitioner to draft and negotiate such finance documents to accurately document the terms and conditions of financial arrangements to:

  • ensure they reflect the commercial agreement between the parties; and

  • abide by such legal frameworks.

At Salerno Law, Senior Associate Jamieson Doyle-Taylor brings a wealth of banking and finance experience. Having acted for several leading Australian and International firms on a range of domestic and cross border matters, Jamieson has proven his ability in this area of practice time and time again. He has represented a broad range of clients including financiers, corporate borrowers, sponsors, asset managers, insolvency practitioners and corporate trustees offering expert financial legal advice.

Jamieson has extensive experience in a range of industries; including property and construction, financial services, food and beverage, retail, hospitality, automotive, aviation, energy and resources and agriculture. Jamieson has a keen understanding of the legal environment in which various organisations operate.

Representing a broad range of clients has given Jamieson an excellent understanding of what the various parties to a finance transaction will likely require, in any finance transactions. This breadth of experience allows him to further understand what is reasonable; when to compromise and when it is necessary to be assertive on behalf of clients. With Jamieson’s specialist expertise, the client undoubtedly benefits during the negotiation process. Understanding the specific requirements and commercial context of a deal ensures clients legal and commercial interests are reflected in the finance documents. Engaging a practitioner with Jamieson’s experience rather than a regular corporate lawyer allow clients to rest assured that all post-completion procedures and registrations, and final documentation will be attended to in a timely manner, with additional efficiencies in the process implemented along the way resulting in reducing legal fees.

Next time you are dealing with any finance documents or contemplating a finance transactions, be sure to think of Salerno Law for the best banking and finance experience on the Gold Coast.