Peter Kay

Peter is an experienced finance lawyer who acts for financiers and borrowers in relation to a large variety of complex financing transactions.

Prior to joining HWL Ebsworth in 2015, Peter was a partner at Minter Ellison.  He has also worked in London, where he gained considerable experience working on complex cross border leveraged finance transactions.

Peter’s practice covers bilateral, club and syndicated lending, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance, property and construction financing, project finance and general corporate financing (both secured and unsecured).

Peter has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Banking and Finance Law and Structured Finance Law.


Peter’s recent experience includes:

  • Pact Group: Advised Pact Group in relation to it’s A$588m and NZ$216 syndicated facilities with a syndicate of domestic and international banks;
  • Pact Group: Advised Pact Group in relation to its US$900m US Term Loan B financing;
  • Westpac and ANZ: Advised Westpac and ANZ in relation to debt facilities provide to the Arena Office Fund REIT;
  • Consortium: Advised the winning consortiums in relation to financing of the WA Schools and ACT Law Courts public private partnerships;
  • CBA: Advised CBA in relation to acquisition finance facilities provided to the sponsors for the acquisition of Focus on Furniture;
  • Village Roadshow: Advised Village Roadshow in relation to various of its syndicated finance facilities; and
  • Financiers: Acted for the financiers in relation to all matters of Australian law in relation to a US$1.25 billion cross border acquisition finance facility provided to CHC Helicopters, the subsequent refinance of that facility by a US$1.1 billion bond issue and a US$300m revolving credit facility.

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