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Hal Lloyd

Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Mr. Lloyd is a corporate transactional lawyer with focus on complex transactions that span M&A, buy-outs, capital markets and distressed or restructuring transactions. In addition to his expertise in traditional M&A and private equity transactions, Mr. Lloyd is one of the few corporate transactional lawyers in Australia with extensive experience structuring and executing distressed transactions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Lloyd was a partner in a national Australian law firm. Mr. Lloyd has also practised in New York with a US based global law firm and is admitted to the New York Bar.


  • Acknowledged as a leading lawyer in Distressed Investing & Debt Trading in AFR's Best Lawyers 2015 and 2016.
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A in AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers in 2015 and 2014.
  • Recognised in Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2015 and 2014.
  • Advising Alceon Group, a leading investment and advisory firm, on its off-market takeover bid for Australian womenswear retailer Noni B Limited.
  • Advising Keystone Group on its acquisition of Pacific Restaurant Group Ltd, an unlisted public company, by way of off-market takeover bid, including AUD88 million in structured debt funding from KKR and Olympus Capital.
  • Advising Pybar and Diversified Minerals on its acquisition of Unity Mining Limited, a listed mining company, by scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Only About Children (OAC), a premium provider of childcare services, on a strategic alliance transaction with a fund managed by Folkestone.
  • Advising BluEnergy, Inc on its acquisition and recapitalisation of CBD Energy Limited, which was in administration, including preservation of its NASDAQ listing.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle Australia in its acquisition of Five D Holdings and on its acquisition of Propell National Valuers.
  • Advising Moelis Australia Advisory, as underwriter, on capital markets transactions, including Superloop IPO and the reverse takeover of Prime Minerals by Cocoon Data Holdings to form Covata Limited.