Eric 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, Eric has advised issuers on Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield bond offerings, investment grade U.S. private placements and related intercreditor agreements. He 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.
Eric 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. Eric 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.
Eric is an active member of the K&L Gates global Ethical Supply Chain group. More recently, he has been advising clients doing business in Australia with their compliance, remediation and legal agreements as they begin the process as part of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) legislation which came into effect on 1 January 2019.
In addition to his focus on ethical supply chains, Eric is the Pro Bono Co-ordinator for the Sydney office.
Prior to joining the firm, Eric 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.
- Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019 and 2014-2017), recognised as a leading lawyer and foreign expert for U.S. capital markets based in Australia.
- American Bar Association
- The Law Society of New South Wales
- Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA) member
- IJM (International Justice Mission) Australia, former Board member
- Panel member, "Busting the Human Rights and Modern Slavery myths" Webinar hosted by Better Sydney and Edge Environment, July 2020