Ben Burney


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Phone: +61 (2) 9138 2281

Mobile: +61 401 093 258

Ben is a Partner in HWL Ebsworth’s Banking & Financial Services Group.

Ben and his team focus on real estate, corporate & acquisition and asset finance.

Specific expertise includes: linked bilateral, club and syndicated financings; senior/mezzanine finance and related intercreditor arrangements; debt advisory and tenders (including pre-mandate documentation, terms sheets and commitment letters); IPO financings; construction and development finance; strategic debt investments, debt restructurings and recapitalisations.

Ben and his team are particularly active in the mid-market and advise a number of the major Asia Pac market participants in the real estate and financial services sectors. They are market leaders in non-bank, alternative capital and special situation finance.

Core sub sector expertise includes: agribusiness; construction; data; distribution; food & beverage; healthcare; hotels & hospitality; manufacturing & wholesaling; mining & mining services; office; private equity; professional services; renewables; social infrastructure; tourism; transport & logistics.

Ben also works closely with various institutional clients on a range of process improvement and strategic partnering initiatives.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BEc, Dip.Law (Syd)
  • Property Funds Association
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Asia Pacific Loan Market Association

Expertise and Specialisation

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate & Acquisition Finance
  • Non-Bank, Alternative Capital and Special Situation Finance

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HWL Ebsworth is a full service commercial law firm dedicated to assisting our clients to meet their commercial and strategic objectives.

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by The Australian and the Australian Financial Review. The firm currently comprises 1,445 staff including 262 Partners, 853 other legal staff and 330 support staff across offices in nine locations: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

As the largest legal partnership in Australia, we can provide our clients with access to a significant depth of talent, consolidated expertise and in-depth knowledge.

While we are large in size, HWL Ebsworth has a preference for working in small dedicated teams to maximise efficiency and ensure costs are managed appropriately. Due to our size, we are able to rapidly expand the resources allocated to matters when required.

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