Mun Lai Lim

Mun Lai has considerable experience in a broad range of financing matters, having acted for lenders and borrowers in project financing, acquisition financing, asset financing, receivables financing, trade financing and general corporate financing matters across a broad spectrum of industries such as real property development, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, private equity funds, local as well as foreign financial institutions. The nature of the transaction ranges from bilateral, multi-lender facilities to multi-tiered structures.

Mun Lai was a Partner in a prominent law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before moving to Australia. Her skills and knowledge in banking and finance matters were built on extensive experiences accumulated during her practice in Malaysia where she advised on a variety of financial structures ranging from conventional and Shariah-compliant facilities, debt instruments, hybrid and bank capital instruments, asset backed securitisation to structured products.

Mun Lai is conversant in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay and has assisted many Asian-based clients both in Malaysia and Australia. She has worked on many cross-border transactions involving jurisdictions in New Zealand, England, Europe, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, United States of America and Canada.


Mun Lai’s experience includes advising:

  • one of the big four banks in a project financing facility granted to a joint venture entity to finance a sand mining project in Victoria;
  • a private equity firm in connection with the financing of a mineral sands project in Western Australia;
  • a financier in China in a term facility granted to an Australian company to fund the construction of a hotel in Perth using prefabricated volumetric modules;
  • one of the big four banks in connection with financing facility granted to a listed entity to fund the acquisition of entities in the US;
  • financiers in a club deal to finance loans granted to borrowers in the agriculture business secured by real properties and water assets across multiple States in Australia;
  • financiers in connection with borrowing base facilities granted to borrowers in the agricultural industry, commodity trading business as well as financial institutions involving assets in Singapore, Australia, US, Canada and Europe;
  • a listed entity in Australia in respect of the introduction of sustainability-linked terms in multiple syndicated financing facilities;
  • a financial institution in Taiwan in a financing facility granted to fund the acquisition of an old strata property in NSW for the purpose of redevelopment; and
  • a financial institution in China in a financing facility granted to fund the acquisition of mining sites in Western Australia.

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