We know Banking, Venture Capital & Finance

  • Matteo Salerno
  • Darren Fooks

We know banking and finance matters both from the legal side and from being owners of medium sized businesses working to maintain the lowest average cost of capital.

For example, Darren raised A$7.5m of capital injection for a manufacturing business based in Queensland, of which Darren holds a substantial equity interest. The capital was raised through a combination of bank debt, private equity and a substantial Government grant.
Darren has also acted in business banking and financing transactions, ranging from $5m bank loans through to $600m non-recourse financings for major Australian industry, in the mining, industrial and commercial sectors.

Corinne’s experience spans the commercial and property sectors. Corinne is experienced in structured finance for property development; commercial leasing; hotel transactions and business sales. From basic matters right through to multifaceted, high value funding transactions, Corinne is experienced in the finance structure that is best suited to your transaction.


  • banking practice compliance
  • corporate structure finance

  • derivative and Treasury products

  • dispute resolution and litigation

  • funds management

  • general borrowing arrangements

  • loan and security documents

  • Personal Properties Securities Act (PPSA)

  • project and property finance

  • insolvency and restructuring

  • retail and consumer finance

  • specialised lending

  • asset finance & equipment leasing


Acted in the establishment of a complex financing structure for development of the Mt Carbine Tungsten project.

Acted in numerous financing arrangements for development of property developments throughout Australia.

Acting under instructions for Kroll Pty Ltd who were appointed voluntary administrators of the company who were involved in both Forex and Cryptocurrency trading both domestically and internationally. Assisting through the voluntary administration and thereafter during the DOCA phase.

Advising and assisting in relation to AFSL requirements for a cryptocurrency exchange operating in Australia.

Acting for a group of investors in a class action against the owners and operators of the Qoin cryptocurrency token. Commencing the first cryptocurrency class action in Australia with these proceedings being brought in the Federal Court.