Commercial Law Series: An Insider’s Guide to Commercial Lending & Borrowing (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the corporate financing process. Appreciating the banks' legal, risk and credit requirements ensure you are better placed to advise borrower clients and meet your own practitioner obligations. Watch our experienced panel discuss common documentary and negotiation pitfalls together with outlining practical steps to take in concluding a successful bank funding transaction.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an insight into the bank credit process, including deal structuring and instructions to lawyers. 
  • Gain a better understanding of the reasons for key commercial terms – plus when and how it may be possible to negotiate them.
  • Refresh your understanding of practitioner obligations and settlement risks when acting on bank funding transactions.

Who should view?

Lawyers with clients with transactions involving commercial lending or borrowing.


Gerard Souness
Senior Associate
Chapman Tripp

Gerard specialises in corporate and institutional finance advising banks, corporates and other market participants. He has worked across the banking product spectrum both in private practice and in-house at a major New Zealand bank.  Gerard has a particular interest in syndications, corporate and institutional finance, structured product, receivables finance and export credit finance.

Daniel Collins
Senior Associate
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Daniel is a finance lawyer with over 10 years of high calibre experience in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

Daniel advises sponsors / borrowers, financial institutions, funds and other alternate capital providers in connection with a wide range of complex multiparty financing arrangements, including secured, unsecured and leverage finance; asset finance; cross border lending; trade finance; Islamic finance; secondary debt trading; special situation transactions, restructuring and insolvency.


Kate Lane
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Kate advises financiers, borrowers and other market participants across a broad range of areas, from institutional finance to consumer finance. She has extensive experience in all elements of corporate finance, both wholesale and retail, as well as particular expertise in complex financing techniques including asset finance, leasing and tax efficient funding structures.  Kate is a recognised expert on the PPSA and has frequently presented on this topic.