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Paul Cerché

Paul Cerché is a special counsel in the finance team focusing on corporate finance in Melbourne.

Paul is an experienced banking and finance lawyer who is recognized as a leading debt capital markets specialist advising corporate clients, governments and major Australian and international banks in relation to domestic and off-shore debt capital markets (DCM) programmes and issuances and access to the debt capital markets. 

Paul acts for financial institutions, governments and corporates on domestic, US, euro, Kangaroo and Samurai bond programs, US private placements and structured debt issues. 

He has extensive experience advising corporate borrowers and lenders in connection with secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral financing facilities, corporate and project lending, including different corporate funding structures and platforms, green financing and sustainability linked financing. 

He has also advised on major infrastructure projects from both the project and finance sides, as well as in other areas of banking law, including acquisition finance and securitisation/receivables financing. 

Paul is highly trusted and rated by the Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific for the past seven years.

Paul is ranked in the 2023 rankings by Chambers Asia Pacific as an "associate to watch', and described by clients in that publication as 'an exceptional lawyer (who) provides great guidance from both the commercial and technical aspects of a transaction.'

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Paul worked as a finance counsel in the banking and finance team at an international top tier law firm in Melbourne.

  • Recognised by Chambers in its Global Guide as an "Associate to Watch" in 2023 (ranked for 7 years)
  • Recognised in the Legal 500 Guide as a "Rising Star: Capital Markets Debt"
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