Renee Cansdale

Renee is a Special Counsel in HWL Ebsworth’s banking and finance team.  Renee acts for a number of financial institutions and private lenders, predominantly in relation to business and property finance transactions.

Renee has particular experience in assisting her clients on all aspects of commercial lending due diligence in respect of business and property finance transactions, including pre-sale contract reviews, corporate due diligence and planning and environmental compliance.


Renee’s experience includes advising:

  • Australian Bank on documenting a working capital facility provided to a large seafood wholesaler on behalf of a regional Australian Bank and secured by various ships mortgages;
  • Investment bank on providing a security and material document review in relation to an A$150 million commercial loan portfolio being acquired by that investment bank from a distressed managed investment scheme, which also included providing strategic advice on security enforcement and insolvency issues;
  • Australian Bank on funding A$35 million for the acquisition and re-development of a high rise aged care facility located on the Brisbane River into luxury apartments;
  • Mezzanine financier on the provision of mezzanine finance for the staged development of a 500 lot residential subdivision in Bundaberg, Queensland; and
  • Integrated Resort on the acquisition and development of an integrated eco-resort located in South East Queensland.

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