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Ros O'Mally

Partner
Sydney

Ros O'Mally

As a partner in our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects Group, Ros O'Mally focuses her practice on project financing. She brings over 20 years of experience in the development and financing of energy, natural resource and other infrastructure projects including PPPs and privatisations in Australia. Ros has successfully closed transactions across numerous sectors including energy, transport, water treatment, telecommunications and power. Ros also has considerable experience with asset leasing transactions, including yellow goods supporting the resources and construction sector. Ros has a deep understanding of derivative transactions, having worked on secondments in investment banks supporting their trading desks. Ros has advised on the derivatives for complex long-term project financings; on cross currency and interest swaps for U.S. Term Loan B transactions; and on equity derivatives utilised as a precursor to M&A transactions.

Ros has acted on a broad range of projects for both borrowers and lenders. She has also advised ECA counterparties and has experience working with the public sector on state owned corporations. As a result Ros brings a rounded approach to financings because she understands the drivers of all of the parties at the table. Ros delivers a streamlined and efficient transaction and is supported by an astute team of commercially driven lawyers.

Ros O'Mally’s ability to "tick all the right boxes" had been pointed out by one client, who says, "She is highly skilled, responsive, commercial and able to get to grips with complex issues quickly."

IFLR 1000

Representative Experience

Advising financiers to a consortium’s bid in connection with the long term lease of NSW electricity transmission and distribution assets.

Advising the syndicate of financiers to the successful bid for the Port of Newcastle and the financiers to a bid for the $2bn Port of Botany and Port Kembla privatisation

Advising the sponsor in relation to the senior and mezzanine project financing of an electricity transmission line and delivery of power to the Roy Hill mine.

Advising Efic and the State of SA in connection with the financing of the redevelopment of the lead smelter at Port Pirie.

Advising Westpac Banking Corporation in relation to its acquisition of the Australian businesses of the Lloyds banking group.

Advising corporate clients in connection with its cross currency and interest rate swaps to support U.S. secured term loan B financing.

Advising a lender in relation to a gold prepayment agreement and gold offtake agreement with Allied Gold Finance Pty Limited

Advising the financiers in relation to the financing and refinancing of the financing facilities to Yancoal Resources.

Education and admissions

Education

  • BCom LLB, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1995
  • Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales

Court admissions

  • New South Wales Supreme Court

2016

Leading lawyer for Energy & Infrastructure

IFLR 1000

2015

Financial & Corporate Law

IFLR 1000

2014 & 2013

Leading lawyer in Project Finance

IFLR 1000

2014

Recommended Lawyer in Banking and Finance

Legal 500

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