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David Christensen

Partner

Sydney

Christensen David
David Christensen

Partner

Sydney

David has experience on a broad range of structured debt finance, energy and resources and infrastructure transactions, including public and private acquisition financing, project financing and development, property financing, fund financing and other structured financing products. He has particular expertise in complex cross-border and multi-source financing transactions, including bank/bond and ECA-backed financings.

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Experience highlights

Office

Sydney

Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted in New South Wales, Australia / Not admitted in New York

Supervised by the Principals of the Firm 

Academic

LLB, Murdoch University, Perth

Bcom, Accounting & Finance, Murdoch University, Perth

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • The State of Papua New Guinea and state-affiliated project companies in relation to the development and US$14 billion financing of the PNG LNG project. At the time, the largest ever project financing.
  • The lenders on a common terms debt platform for Orora Group, including its syndicated A$750m facility, its syndicated US$200m facility and bilateral facilities.
  • Two global gas and Oil Companies in relation to the US$20 billion financing of the Ichthys LNG project in Western Australia.
  • The lenders on a syndicated A$1.7bn term loan facility for Vodafone Hutchison.
  • The lenders in relation to the financing of Reece Group’s acquisition of Morsco.
  • Barings in relation to its mezzanine financing of Wolseley’s acquisition of the CoxGomyl group, and its senior financing of CoxGomyl’s acquisition of the Manntech group. 
  • Nexus Energy in relation to its funding facilities, including its administration funding facility in connection with the acquisition by Seven Group Holdings.
  • A shareholder in relation to receivership funding facilities for Ten Network. 

Awards

Banking & Finance and Project Finance & Development

Best Lawyers Australia 2019

Notable Practitioner Project Finance

IFLR1000 Australia 2018

Recognised Practitioner Project Finance Australia

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, 2019