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With diverse experience in all areas of commercial, banking and property law, Kate Archer loves the thrill of being involved in high value or complex transactions.
Working hand in hand with her clients, doing all she can to get a deal across the line and a good result for her client is of the utmost importance.
No matter how complex a transaction may be, Kate calls on her many years of experience to ensure she is always providing clients with commercially driven, cost-effective solutions and achieving her client’s business goals.
Acting for a large debt collection and mercantile agency group, Kate looked after all aspects of their leasing, corporate and acquisition requirements. When the group undertook their high-value acquisition of an interstate competitor, Kate was responsible for carrying out the pre-acquisition due diligence, drafting and negotiating the complex purchase agreement and associated documentation which included the assignment and renegotiation of multiple leases in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, advising on regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions. The transaction had to be completed within tight timeframes and Kate went above and beyond to ensure the transaction settled on time, even though it was during the end of year shutdown period.
As a member of the legal team acting for ANZ, Kate worked on an acquisition by a private entity who were seeking a bank loan of $85 million to purchase a large commercial passenger boat/ferry business. This transaction included multi-jurisdiction securities and involvement in the complex acquisition process including documentation, finalisation and registration of the Queensland securities as well as attending completion of the business acquisition on behalf of the bank
Kate acted for an ASX listed corporation in relation to its multi-currency syndicated financing facilities with Westpac, NAB and ANZ for group funding across Australia, North America and South America. This transaction involved negotiations with multiple parties, drafting complex documents and liaising with lawyers in overseas jurisdictions. In addition to the legal skills, time and project/party management were critical in ensuring the transaction was completed on time and in a cost-effective manner given the number of advisors involved.