Our Expertise :
Banking and Finance

banking and finance law firm

Operating Australia-wide our core legal services encompass all facets of business lending, commercial and property finance, including mortgage recoveries.

Dedicated to specialist lenders

Only a handful of lawyers in Australia have embraced the non-bank, niche and specialist lending industry in the way Makinson d’Apice’s Banking & Finance team has in the last two decades.

Given the current economic climate, it is now more important than ever that lenders have access to the right advice and support to meet these economic challenges and opportunities.

In the commercial, construction and SMSF finance space lenders can depend on Makinson d’Apice to take the time to understand your drivers, and to apply legal skills to promote and protect your commercial interests and business effectiveness.

Our legal services encompass all facets of business lending

We work on transactions ranging from comparatively straightforward business loans to mezzanine funding and larger, more intricate, loan structures. These services are underpinned by a desire to see our clients achieve their financial objectives, whatever the obstacles. We have a record of developing sound, and often inventive, strategies that resolve difficult problems in our clients’ favour.

Banking and Finance Legal Expertise

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Key People Banking and Finance

Our clients and services


  • Bond providers
  • Borrowers
  • Commercial lenders
  • Development funds
  • Finance companies
  • Finance brokers
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Mezzanine funders
  • Mortgage managers
  • Private equity funds
  • Superannuation funds


  • Commercial and property investment loan facilities
  • Construction, project and development finance
  • Surety and deposit bonds and bank guarantee facilities
  • SMSF lending and loan structures; beyond transactions to new product development
  • Business and franchise finance transactions
  • Compliance advice including National Credit Code, privacy law and credit reporting
  • Syndications and other structured finance arrangements
  • Mezzanine funding for construction and other commercial loans
  • Equity participation and debt to equity conversions
  • Australian Credit Licensing applications and exemptions
  • Introducer agreements
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • New product development
  • Landlord waivers
  • Priorities
  • Recoveries

We have a culture in which everyone shares a common vision and has a part to play in making things happen.