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Jeremy Murnain

Special Counsel – Finance

Jeremy brings over 15 years’ experience in banking and finance and has extensive expertise working across multiple jurisdictions including Australia, England, the US and PNG. As a banking and finance specialist, Jeremy acts on corporate, leveraged/acquisition, real estate and project financings (for lenders, borrowers and sponsors).

Jeremy has a passion for complex deals and using his knowledge of the law to help clients successfully meet their business objectives. He is highly responsive, detail-orientated and efficient, and takes an innovative and meticulous approach to his work, enabling him to achieve clients’ desired outcomes. He has a strong reputation for legal knowledge and commercial acumen and is often called on by clients to address critical financing needs.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Jeremy worked for top international law firms/banks across Australia and the UK including Dentons, Herbert Smith Freehills, Baker McKenzie, King & Wood Mallesons and JPMorgan.


Corporate Finance; Leveraged/Acquisition Finance; Real Estate Finance; and Project Finance



  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) – Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science Majors) – Australian National University
  • Admitted to practice in NSW, and qualified to practice in England, Victoria and the ACT



  • Acted for (1) ANZ/CBA/ING/Metrics in relation to its A$440,000,000 facilities for Billbergia, (2) ANZ/Bankwest/BOC/ICBC in relation to A$280,000,000 facilities for Billbergia and (3) ANZ/Bankwest/ING in relation to A$180,000,000 facilities for Billbergia.
  • Acted for Platino in relation to its (1) A$180,000,000 facilities from ANZ/ING/BOC for Chatswood Place and (2) A$80,000,000 financing from ANZ for Vantage.
  • Acted for ANZ PNG in relation to its (1) PGK100,000,000 facilities for Bismark and (2) 130,000,000 financing for ICTSI, and acted for ANZ/BSP in relation to their PGK335,000,000 financing for Papindo.
  • Acted for MA Financial in relation to (1) A$200,000,000 financing from Westpac for Westfield Marion, (2) A$110,000,000 financing from MetLife for Westfield Figtree and (3) A$45,000,000 financing from BankSA for Bathurst Stockland.
  • Acted for TWT in relation to its (1) A$90,000,000 financing from ANZ for Ultimo, (2) A$40,000,000 financing from NAB for Bondi and (3) A$40,000,000 financing from NAB for Lane Cove.
  • Acted for CBA including in relation to its (1) A$180,000,000 financing for Comino, (2) A$48,000,000 financing for Ingleburn, (3) A$54,000,000 financing for SNS, (4) A$32,000,000 financing for Dawescastle and (5) A$41,000,000 financing for Double Bay.
  • Acted for TPG in relation to ANZ/BAML/HSBC/Macquarie/NAB/Nomura/Westpac’s A$750,000,000 financing for the acquisition of Inghams.
  • Acted for McAleese in relation to ANZ/JPMorgan’s A$400,000,000 senior/mezzanine financing for IES.
  • Acted for NAB/Westpac/CBA/GE in relation to their (1) A$132,000,000 financing of CHAMP’s oOh!media acquisition and (2) A$80,000,000 financing of oOh!media’s EyeCorp acquisition.
  • Acted for UBS in relation to its A$740,000,000 financing of TDR’s acquisition of Ausco.
  • Acted for CHAMP in relation to NAB’s A$50,000,000 financing for Accolade/Constellation Wines.
  • Acted for Lachlan Murdoch in relation to his A$150,000,000 financing for TEN.
  • Acted for EQT/Investor AB in relation to their (1) €4,500,000,000 take-private of Gambro and (2) €2,850,000,000 buyout of Mölnlycke.
  • Acted for Triton in relation to its €210,000,000 buyout of Basler.
  • Acted for MCG in relation to its €81,000,000 and US$111,000,000 buyout of a global consultancy.