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Caroline Harkins

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Ms. Harkins is a recognised legal practitioner in the area of banking and finance. Ms. Harkins has significant experience in providing strategic advice and guidance on a full range of finance matters, including syndicated financing, acquisition financing, bilateral and club facilities, asset finance and property and construction finance, across a broad range of industry groups and assets.

Ms. Harkins has vast experience: 

  • providing strategic advice on transactions
  • assisting in structuring transactions, to accommodate the requirements of each party involved
  • project management
  • drafting and negotiating complex documentation.

Ms. Harkins is known by her clients as being responsive and accessible, as well as for her technical and commercial excellence. She is practical and solution-oriented.

Professional Background

Prior to working as a lawyer, Ms. Harkins worked for more than 10 years as a portfolio manager in the derivative markets with an EU investment bank in Australia and Hong Kong.


  • Listed as a 'Leading Lawyer' in Banking & Finance in IFLR1000 (2013, 2014 and 2015)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • New South Wales Law Society member
  • President, University of New South Wales Swimming Club
  • Acting for major Australian Bank for a non revolving cash advance facility for $48 million to assist with the off-market acquisition of an industrial portfolio comprising 15 freehold industrial properties in Victoria; New South Wales and Queensland by a responsible entity with 13 sub trusts. 
  • Acting for major Australian Bank in its institutional group in the manufactured home estates or land lease communities; accommodation parks sector for wealthy individual and for an Australian fund on a multi option facilities to assist in acquisitions and development. Facilities from $70 million to $150 million. 
  • Acting for major Australian Bank for 4 separate groups in the hotel and pub industry in relation to acquisition finance; working capital and development finance. Facilities from $70 million to $150 million
  • Acting for 2 major Australian Bank from its commercial banking sector to its intuitional group on property and construction finance from advising on security structure, conducting due diligence, preparing documentation to attending to off the plan settlements from 10 units to 500 units via PEXA in New South Wales and Victoria. Facilities from $6 million to $150 million.