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Deborah Bean

Fax +61.7.3233.0900

Having more than 20 years' experience, Ms. Bean has extensive experience in advising banks and other financial institutions in relation to providing facilities to the property and construction, agribusiness, health and aged care sectors.

Ms. Bean has acted for banks in diverse property finance transactions involving joint ventures, trusts, and managed investment schemes, acquisition and development finance, and commercial and industrial developments. She also advises on large scale projects, residential strata and subdivision developments including undertaking due diligence in relation to the Personal Property Securities Register, building contracts and the enforceability of residential pre-sale contracts.

Working in Queensland, she also acts for financiers in relation to projects and structured finance transactions involving energy and resources projects.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bean worked at leading national law firms in Sydney and Brisbane.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA) member

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Bean regularly presents seminars and training on Australian finance law for numerous financial institutions.
  • Acting for Westpac in respect to:
    • a facility for the construction of a sea scallop hatchery
    • a AUD 30 million facility for the purchase of a vacant land site with contamination issues.
  • Acting for St. George in respect to:
    • securing a AUD 50 million facility for a 100 unit residential tower in Brisbane
    • providing a AUD 60 million facility to finance the purchase of a shopping center involving complex title issues and leasing arrangements.
  • Acting for Bankwest in respect to a finance lending facility by a property trust to purchase a shopping center in Dee Why, New South Wales.
  • Acting for ING Bank (Australia) Limited in relation to a AUD 60 million construction facility in respect of a high rise residential apartment tower at the Gold Coast.