Bryan Paisley

Bryan Paisley


Email bryan.paisley@​

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

Leveraged finance committee member, Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA)

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

Advised Home Consortium Limited on its AU$500 million syndicated financing in relation with its listing on ASX.*

Advised a syndicate of bank lenders on the AU$900 million senior secured financing provided to an ASX-listed coal miner to fund the acquisition of an 80% interest of the Bengala mine in NSW.*

Advised Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX-listed earth moving equipment provider) on its recapitalisation by means of a complex scheme of arrangement of its 144A Notes (including two associated acquisitions and refinancing of secured debt facilities).*

Advised 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.*

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

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

Advised Barminco on the US$485 million senior secured high yield bond issue and associated AU$100 million revolving credit facility and hedging arrangements.*

Advised Australian financiers on the provisions of AU$400 million secured facilities to a leading not-for-profit hospital and aged care business.*

Advised a leading global renewable investment fund on holdco debt facilities in relation to the second stage of a wind farm project in South Australia.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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