Cassandra Brookes

Cassandra has significant experience in both standard and bespoke banking and finance transactions. She acts for and advises multiple Australian banks (including the Big 4), financial institutions and non-bank lenders on a broad range of domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions, with a particular focus on the real estate, construction/development and various corporate industries.

Cassandra has practiced in both New South Wales and Victoria. Having begun her legal career working in the finance team of a multinational construction and real estate company, before moving to an in-house legal team of a major bank, she brings with her a deep understanding of clients’ needs and a commitment to providing a seamless, relationship focused legal service.


Cassandra’s experience includes advising:

  • two major Australian banks providing core debt and working capital facilities totalling AUD200 million on a club basis to a Victorian hotel group;
  • a major Australian bank on the complex refinance of a corporate logistics company with multiple partnerships and subsidiaries from another bank;
  • a major Australian bank on its financing of the acquisition of the leasehold interest in ‘The Darling Exchange’ including drafting, negotiating and settling a side deed with Place Management NSW;
  • a major Australian bank on its financing of the acquisition of a limestone and gypsum manufacturer and its various real estate and other assets by an agricultural minerals corporation and restructuring of its existing facilities;
  • a major Australian bank on the restructuring and consolidation of facilities totalling AUD80 million in connection with the large real estate portfolio of a pastoral and forestry operator in Tasmania;
  • a major Australian bank providing multiple core debt and working capital facilities to assist with the corporate financing of a newly developed healthcare precinct;
  • a New Zealand bank on a number of cross-border transactions involving Australian subsidiaries of NZ domiciled entities; and
  • various non-bank lenders in connection with a number of land bank and development facilities.

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