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Banking and finance  

‘The advice from the AGS has been on-point, useable and delivered at far less the cost than what would be charged by a private law [firm].’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

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Commercial note 33 Securities: ensuring payment of debts to the Commonwealth (9 November 2009)


Legal briefing 96 Personal Property Securities Act (9 August 2012)


Fact sheet 20 The Personal Property Securities Act (September 2012)


Banking and finance

AGS advises Commonwealth agencies on an extensive range of projects involving banking and finance considerations.

Some examples of our work in this area include:

  • advising on and drafting guarantees and loan agreements
  • advising on tripartite agreements with financiers
  • advising on transactions that are structured to take account of the financing arrangements of the other parties – including advising on tripartite arrangements which regulate priorities, step-in rights and other arrangements with finance parties
  • advising on and drafting securities including real property securities in accordance with State and Territory law requirements and personal property securities under the new Personal Property Securities Act.


  Linda Richardson Andrew Miles Mark Molloy
  Linda Richardson PSM
Chief Counsel Commercial
T 02 6253 7207
Andrew Miles
Deputy General Counsel Commercial
T 02 6253 7100
Mark Molloy
Senior General Counsel
T 02 6253 7421

  Cathy Reid Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial 03 9242 1203
  Tony Beal Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 6253 7231
  Jim Sullivan Senior Executive Lawyer 02 9581 7418
  Simon Konecny Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 9581 7585
  Guy Aitken QC Chief General Counsel 02 6253 7084