Aussie Home Loans’ Merger With Lendi

Herbert Smith Freehills have advised Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the deal.

The merger has brought together Aussie’s significant network, strong brand and deep experience in supporting customers with their property goals, and Lendi’s leading technology and platform.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team was led by partners Tony Damian (Picture) and Adam Strauss and supported by lawyers across a range of practice groups in the firm’s Sydney office. This included M&A senior associate Stacia Super and solicitor Benedict Cheung; private equity partner Clayton James and senior associate Li-Lian Yeo; banking regulatory partner Charlotte Henry and solicitors David Curley and Anjelica Balis, assisted by corporate senior associate Dan Johnson and George Psaltis; technology partner Kwok Tang and solicitor Mark Khouri; funds partner Rob Bileckij and solicitors Georgia Allen and Sam Saunders; and IP special counsel Amalia Stone.

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills, led by partners Andrew Hirst and Ryan Leslie, advised on the tax aspects of this transaction.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team worked closely with CBA’s M&A legal team, particularly Senior Legal Counsels Kirsty Cox, Will House and Simon Craddock, as led by Mark Alexander, General Manager, Corporate and Treasury Legal.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Hirst – Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills; Ryan Leslie – Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills; Georgia Allen – Herbert Smith Freehills; Anjelica Balis – Herbert Smith Freehills; Robert Bileckij – Herbert Smith Freehills; David Curley – Herbert Smith Freehills; Tony Damian – Herbert Smith Freehills; Clayton James – Herbert Smith Freehills; Dan Johnson – Herbert Smith Freehills; Mark Khouri – Herbert Smith Freehills; George Psaltis – Herbert Smith Freehills; Sam Saunders – Herbert Smith Freehills; Amalia Stone – Herbert Smith Freehills; Adam Strauss – Herbert Smith Freehills; Stacia Super – Herbert Smith Freehills; Kwok Tang – Herbert Smith Freehills; Li-Lian Yeo – Herbert Smith Freehills; Charlotte Henry – Norton Rose Fulbright;

Law Firms: Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills; Herbert Smith Freehills; Norton Rose Fulbright;

Clients: Commonwealth Bank of Australia;

Author: Sonia Carcano