Peter Staniszewski

Peter’s expertise includes advising on, negotiating and documenting general corporate, acquisition, construction and property-related finance facilities for both lenders and borrowers.

He has extensive experience on transactions involving syndicated, club and bilateral facility agreements, real and personal property security, guarantees, security trusts, PPSA advice, priority and subordination arrangements, ISDA documentation and lender due diligence. Peter has also acted as Australian counsel to issuers raising debt in the US private placement market. In addition to acting on finance transactions, Peter advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

Having spent 3 years working at a top-tier U.S. corporate law firm, Peter has considerable knowledge and experience working with international clients.  Peter’s broad skill set, pragmatic approach, and intimate understanding of all parties’ objectives ensures he gets the deal done efficiently, on time and on budget. Peter understands the importance of investing his time to help his clients achieve their objectives and is always available to take queries, assist with preliminary structuring or present training sessions.


Peter’s recent experience includes:

  • Syndicate of Banks: Advised in the establishment and ongoing maintenance of a $370 million syndicated facility including one tranche of funding to be used for an acquisition;
  • Major Australian Bank: Advised in the establishment of a $120 million bilateral facility denominated in Japanese Yen for a large corporate borrower and guaranteed by all entities in the group;
  • Large Corporate Borrower: Advised a large corporate borrower in the gaming industry in the establishment of a $400 million syndicated banking facility and the issuance of $175 million of notes in a US Private Placement;
  • ASX Listed Company: Advised in the establishment of a $100 million syndicated revolving facility incorporating a $300 million accordion feature;
  • Syndicate of US and Australian Banks: Advised (as Australian counsel) in connection with the establishment of a US$500million syndicated facility for a multi-national manufacturing group;
  • Large Insurer: Advisedin the establishment of a catastrophe bond reinsurance program and the private placement of notes under that program to qualified institutional buyers; and
  • Large Manufacturing Company: Advisedin respect to the sale of a 20% stake in its business, an issue of preference shares and a restructure of its banking facilities.

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