Gamini Colless

Gamini is highly experienced in the areas of corporate finance, structured property finance, major property and infrastructure projects.

Gamini has advised corporate, government and joint-venture clients on complex financing and development transactions for a number of large-scale projects in Australia.

He was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1990 and joined HWL Ebsworth in 2012, after a career during which he was a banking and finance partner at two of Sydney’s┬álargest law firms.

Experience

Gamini’s recent experience includes:

  • Project sponsor: Advised on financing aspects of the Gladstone LNG Project;
  • Financier: Acted on the acquisition financing of the Swissotel Sydney (value $100m+);
  • Financier: Acted on $140m Sheraton Four Points Darling Harbour acquisition financing;
  • Financier: Acted on $130m construction of the residential development at Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney;
  • Banking syndicate: Acted on the $305m facility to Parmalat Australia;
  • Westcheme: Acted on its acquisition and financing of the $250m Brisbane Square office development;
  • Financier: Acted for the financier to fund the takeover by MGM of the AMP Industrial Trust; and
  • Woolworths Limited: Acted on its $700m bilateral facilities, $800m CP programme and on its $1.5bm takeover financing facility for its takeover bid for ALH Ltd.

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