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Eric Boone

Special Counsel
+61.2.9513.2325
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Boone has more than 15 years' experience as a leading capital markets, banking and finance lawyer with deep experience in corporate finance and acquisition and leveraged finance. He has advised corporates, banks, funds and asset managers in Australia, New Zealand and the larger Asia Pacific region on a wide range of complex financing transactions, including U.S. capital market offerings of equity and debt securities and applicable regulation. With particular experience in the debt markets, he has advised issuers on Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield bond offerings, investment grade U.S. private placements and related intercreditor agreements. Mr. Boone has advised lenders on syndicated and bilateral loan facilities, Term Loan B facilities and mezzanine financings. He also has extensive experience in liability management transactions and restructurings.

Mr. Boone has advised issuers on initial public offerings, secondary issues and Regulation D offerings of equity and hybrid securities. He has also advised asset managers on fund offerings and compliance with investment adviser regulation. Mr. Boone has provided commercial and tactical solutions to funds and family offices in connection with private capital raisings. He is highly regarded by his clients for his strategic advice and his proven ability to negotiate complex arrangements, manage large projects and deliver successful outcomes.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boone was at a leading global law firm in Sydney for nine years where he served as Partner, preceded by eight years in the New York office of a top tier international law firm.

Achievements

Recognised in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) as a leading lawyer and foreign expert for U.S. capital markets based in Australia.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • The Law Society of New South Wales
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA) member
  • Acting for an ASX-listed mining equipment firm on the refinance of its existing debt through a Rule 144A USD335 million high-yield secured bond offering and a secured super-senior AUD50 million revolving credit facility, and its concurrent purchase offer of USD140 million worth of U.S. private placement notes with part of the proceeds.
  • Acting for a major Australian asset manager in relation to the AUD800 million Term Loan B financing of a joint venture between an ASX-listed company and a U.S. private equity firm.
  • Acting as U.S. and international counsel for a major real estate asset manager in relation to the AUD300 million capital raise for its inaugural Australian hotel fund.
  • Acting for a NZX-listed energy provider on its U.S. private placement of USD240 million of senior unsecured notes in six tranches and two delayed fundings.
  • Acting for a Japanese gaming company on its Rule 144A offering of USD600 million offering of high yield bonds listed on the SGX.
  • Acting for a publicly listed Indonesian cement manufacturer on its proposed Regulation S offering of high yield bonds.
  • Acting for a dual ASX and NZX-listed building material company on its multi-tranche, multi-currency U.S. private placement of approximately USD325 million of senior unsecured notes.
  • Acting for a fund established under a United Nations convention and funded by countries party to the convention on its inaugural investment of equity and grant capital.