Our Expertise

Financial Services

The banking and financial services sector is highly susceptible to global economic cycles that have a marked impact on the provision of credit and enforcement following credit default situations. Russell Kennedy’s dedicated banking and financial services team act for a range of institutions including, banks, financial service providers, public and private companies, in addition to individuals needing assistance in banking and financial matters.

Our dedicated financial lawyers offer legal services ranging from obtaining and providing financial accommodation for you through to credit default situations and recovery processes.

Our team is arranged into two main core areas, one half of which is concerned with dealing with finance litigation and recoveries, and the other in pertaining to dealing with transaction advice, facility and security documentation and restructuring processes.

Our highly experienced finance litigation team specialises in banking and finance dispute resolution and advice, the enforcement of mortgage and other securities measures, monetary debt recovery matters, insolvency related matters in addition to all aspects of asset recovery and loss minimisation for our clients.  Our team act for some of Australia's largest lenders and associated finance providers. 

Our documentation and securities lawyers negotiate and draft credit facilities agreements as well as specialised security documentation, including pro-forma securities for use throughout Australia. Transactions include financing major central business and regional district businesses, properties, shopping centres, hotels and tourist facilities, construction projects and large scale subdivision financing.

Russell Kennedy Lawyers also have substantial financial advice dispute experience.  A number of our team have had experience working in the Investments, Life Insurance and Superannuation division of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), dealing primarily with financial advice disputes.  We at Russell Kennedy can therefore, confidently provide investors and financial advisers with advice on all aspects of compliance, risk management and dispute resolution solutions when dealing with FOS.