Our Expertise

Banking and Finance

The banking and financial services sector is highly susceptible to global economic cycles that impact on the provision of credit and enforcement following credit default. Russell Kennedy’s banking and financial services team act for a range of banks, financial institutions, public and private companies and individuals in banking and financial matters.

These services range from obtaining and providing financial accommodation through to credit default and recovery processes.

Our team is arranged in two core areas, one dealing with finance litigation and recoveries and the other dealing with transactional advice, facility and security documentation and restructuring.

Our finance litigation team specialises in banking and finance dispute resolution and advice, the enforcement of mortgage and other securities, monetary debt recovery matters, insolvency related matters and all aspects of asset recovery and loss minimisation.  Our team act for some of Australia's largest lenders and associated finance providers. 

Our documentation and securities lawyers negotiate and draft credit facilities agreements and specialised security documentation, including pro-forma securities for use throughout Australia. Transactions include financing major central business and regional district businesses, properties, shopping centres, hotels and tourist facilities, construction projects and large scale subdivision financing.

Russell Kennedy also has substantial financial advice dispute experience.  A number of our team has worked in the Investments, Life Insurance and Superannuation division of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), dealing primarily with financial advice disputes.  We can provide investors and financial advisers with advice on all aspects of compliance, risk management and dispute resolution solutions when dealing with FOS.