Gregory Clayton

Consultant
Melbourne

Legal Expertise

Expertise

In his career spanning over 35 years, Gregory has represented many domestic and international banks and other lenders, borrowers, sponsors and trustees. As a consultant to Cornwalls, he also provides general banking and finance advice.

He has vast experience in working with clients to structure new facilities and in the development of new products. This includes the preparation and introduction of new precedent documents.

Gregory’s main focus has, for many years, been on preparing pro forma documents for receivables financing facilities, acting for originators in a securitisation program, and acting for the financiers under subordinated note issues.

Experience

  • Preparing and negotiating a vast range of facility and security documents (including those required for construction facilities), swaps and other derivatives, Eurobond and note issues, and asset finance documents (including finance and operating leases and leveraged leases); some of those facilities have involved advances of well over A$2 billion
  • Structuring new facilities and developing new products; this includes preparing and introducing new precedent documents
  • Preparing pro forma documents for receivables financing facilities
  • Acting for originators in a securitisation program, and acting for the financiers under subordinated note issues.

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria

  • The Law Society (England and Wales)

  • Australian Finance Industry Association

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration – Swinburne

  • Master of Laws – the University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – the Australian National University

  • Bachelor of Arts – the Australian National University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Victoria
  • England and Wales

“Legal practice has changed radically. For me there has been one constant: working closely with a few long-standing clients to develop new products. Legal documents, systems and procedures all need to work together.”