Allison Hancock

Senior Associate - Banking and Finance

Allison is a Senior Associate in our Banking and Financial Services team and regularly advises clients on all types of financing transactions and banking matters. She has particular expertise in trade finance as well as sustainable finance in the agricultural, energy and metals sectors. Allison is well versed in advising clients on cross-border general corporate lending, property finance, acquisition finance and Islamic finance transactions.

Allison provides pragmatic and timely advice to both lenders and borrowers. Having spent several years working in the legal team of a bank, she has a unique understanding of the environment in which banks operate. She is able to use this knowledge to find workable solutions for all parties. With excellent project management skills, she provides commercially attuned advice to help clients complete their most important transactions.

Allison began working at MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2007 before moving to Singapore in 2011 to work for the banking and finance team of a global law firm. Allison returned to MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2021.

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Professional background

Recent work

Arrowhead Quay, London City Island and Embassy Gardens

Acted for the mandated lead arrangers on the GBP1,500,000,000 financing for the acquisition and development of three sites in London located at Arrowhead Quay, London City Island and Embassy Gardens.

Sustainable borrowing base facility

Advised one of the lenders on the USD50,000,000 emerging markets sustainable borrowing base facility to a global agri-commodity trading and processing company.

Sustainability linked loan

Advised the sustainability coordinator and one of the lenders on the USD525,000,000 sustainability-linked revolving working capital facility for a major global food and agri-business company.

Acquisition finance

Acted for an international bank on the USD280,000,000 loan facility agreement for the acquisition of listed shares in a well-known listed Indonesian mining company.

Receivables purchase program

Advised one of the lenders on the limited recourse receivables purchase program for the international arm of one of China’s largest food companies.

Admitted

  • 2007, New Zealand

Qualifications

  • LLB/BSc, Law and Psychology

Specialisations

  • Sustainable finance
  • Trade finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • General corporate finance
  • Syndicated lending
  • Property finance