Ben Burney

Ben is a Partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Banking & Financial Services Group, specialising in real estate, corporate & acquisition and asset finance.

Ben and his team are particularly active in the mid-market and advise a number of the major Asia Pac market participants in the real estate, financial services and insurance sectors. They are market leaders in non bank, alternative capital and special situation finance.

Core sub sector expertise includes: agribusiness; construction; data; distribution; food & beverage; healthcare; hotels & hospitality; manufacturing & wholesaling; mining and mining services; office; private equity; professional services; renewables; social infrastructure; tourism; transport & logistics.

Ben also works closely with various institutional clients on a range of process improvement and strategic partnering initiatives.

Ben has been ranked in AFR Best Lawyers, AsiaLaw, Legal 500 and Chambers (UK) as a leader in Banking and Finance and has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia.


Ben’s experience includes advising:

  • Bank of Queensland on its financing of JY Haben’s acquisition of the Pines;
  • Centuria Industrial REIT on the financing of its $2.4 billion portfolio across manufacturing, distribution, transport logistics, data centres and cold storage;
  • Centuria Office REIT on the financing of its $2.0 billion office portfolio;
  • Dorado on numerous recent acquisition, construction and development facilities;
  • One of Australia’s largest non bank lenders on numerous acquisition, construction and development facilities;
  • Oscars Hotel Group on its club financing with ANZ, St.George and CBA;
  • Pallas Capital on the financing of Bay Street and Guilfoyle Avenue, Double Bay;
  • Qualitas on various facilities to Legacy Group, Pointcorp Maxwell, Traders in Purple and Affordable Habitats;
  • Stamford Capital on its facilities to the Milligan Group;
  • Westpac on its financing of Mounties Group’s redevelopment of Harbord Diggers; and
  • Zagga on numerous acquisition, construction and development facilities.

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