Biography

Adela is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Infrastructure group.

Adela’s practice focuses on advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on infrastructure, leveraged, acquisition, syndicated and general finance transactions.

Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Adela worked at Latham & Watkins in London and also spent several years as an associate at Linklaters LLP. Adela also spent 6 months on secondment with Citibank’s acquisition finance team in London.

Adela holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales. She is also qualified and admitted in England and Wales.

Adela’s experience includes:

  • Tilt Renewables in connection with the financing of the Dundonnell Wind Farm, which benefits from an offtake agreement from the Victorian government under the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme – the first of its kind in Victoria.
  • Beach Energy on the A$1.585 billion acquisition of Lattice Energy from Origin Energy, including A$1.475 billion in new senior secured syndicated debt facilities.
  • Harbour Energy on its A$14.4 billion proposal to acquire Santos Limited.
  • Goldman Sachs as arranger and underwriter of a senior term loan, and Westpac and CBA as super senior revolving credit facility lenders in relation to the Infigen Energy Group’s refinancing by way of a 5-year A$605 million syndicated facility agreement.
  • A bidder in relation to their proposed acquisition of the Equis Energy group, including 17 solar farm projects in Australia.
  • Reliance Rail on the A$2 billion refinancing and recapitalisation of the NSW government rolling stock PPP contract, including a mix of bank debt and bonds.
  • National Australia Bank Limited and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as financiers to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, funding the multimillion-dollar construction of the Clare Solar Farm project.
  • Trustpower Limited and Tilt Renewables Limited on the A$800 million financing for the recently demerged renewable asset business.

Adela was recognised for her work with infrastructure and energy clients.

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