Bryan Paisley

Bryan Paisley


Email [email protected]​

Phone +61 2 9093 3506

Fax +61 2 9093 3559


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"I've always found him good to deal with."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Bryan has over 20 years of experience as a corporate finance lawyer acting for banks, credit funds, investors, and borrowers on a range of corporate bank/finance facilities, leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, real estate deals, fund financings, secondary debt transactions and distressed refinancing.

Bryan also advises parties in connection with loan portfolio management transactions and insolvency practitioners concerning banking and security matters.

He brings extensive domestic and cross-border knowledge to his clients, having practised in at international law firms in London, Frankfurt and Australia.

Awards and recognitions


Banking and Finance Law
Best Lawyers (Australia)


Distressed Investing & Debt Trading Practice
Best Lawyers (Australia)


Ranked Lawyer – Corporate Finance – Band 3
Chambers Asia Pacific


Ranked Lawyer – Corporate Finance – Band 3
Chambers Global


Leading Individual – Banking & Finance
Asia Pacific Legal 500


Highly Recommended for Banking & Finance


Listed Lawyer, Banking
Who’s Who Legal

Education and admissions


University of Warwick

Queen's University Belfast

King's College London


Law Society of New South Wales

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Turnaround Management Association

Benchmark Sub-Committee Member, Documentation Committee, Australian Branch APLMA

Bar admissions and qualifications

New South Wales

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Northern Ireland

Representative experience

Home Consortium Limited on:

AU$500 million syndicated financing in relation with its listing on ASX

AU$400 million syndicated financing in relation with the establishment of HomeCo Daily Needs REIT

A syndicate of bank lenders on the AU$900 million senior secured financing provided to an ASX-listed coal miner

Revolution Asset Management on $40,000,000 subscription finance facility for Revolution Private Debt Fund II

Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX-listed earth moving equipment provider) refinancing its 2022 US$322 million senior secured notes with 2024 US$180 million senior secured notes

Social Ventures Australia/HESTA on a low bono basis concerning a AU$20 million investment in the Nightingale Village development, a 185 affordable housing development in Melbourne*

Emeco Holdings Limited on its recapitalisation of a complex scheme of arrangement of its 2019 144A Notes – winner of Australian Turnaround Management Association Restructuring Deal of the Year 2017*

A leading Australian IPTV provider on AU$30 million invoice financing arrangements concerning set-top boxes*

The administrators of a leading Australian free-to-air broadcaster on finance aspects of their appointment*

A low density residential property developer on the AU$90 million refinancing of its development facilities*

Major Australian property developer and owner in relation to refinancing of a large shopping centre in the ACT

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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