Tim has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading Banking and Finance lawyers in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers International: Australia, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 – Asia Pacific and Asialaw Profiles.
In IFLR 1000, Tim has been described by clients as "a fantastic lawyer, who thoroughly understands our needs and is fully in touch with the market standards. He is quick to respond and always happy to assist even on short notice. His advice is easy to understand and very commercial". In Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific, Tim has been particularly recognised for "his impressive property finance skills" and described by clients as "just fantastic, and very accommodating" and “easily one of the most knowledgeable and able lawyers around in the property financing space”, with one senior banking client noting that "He has strong commercial sense, is very experienced in the market and is innovative with structuring concepts.", another asserting that "His legal experience and acumen are second to none," and another praising him as being "the model external advisor".
Tim is the Sydney Banking and Finance Leader and has over a number of years been ranked as one of the top real estate, property & construction finance lawyers in Australia. In recognition of his expertise and market reputation, Tim has been appointed by the Law Society of New South Wales as the Finance and Securities Member of the Business Law Specialist Accreditation Committee.
Prior to returning to Australia, Tim practised in the Finance division of Clifford Chance LLP in London advising on financings in the UK, Europe, US, Middle East and South East Asia.
Tim has significant cross border and domestic experience advising clients in the areas of syndicated, club and bilateral corporate finance and bank lending; real estate, property and construction finance; leveraged and acquisition finance; asset and equipment finance and leasing and debt restructuring and workouts.
At the heart of Tim’s practice is an unwavering commitment to client care. Forging longstanding deep and trusted relationships has seen Tim regularly act on both highly complex and routine matters for prominent Australian and international banks and financial institutions such as Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Bankwest, Westpac Banking Corporation and National Australia Bank Limited, ASX 100 and ASX 200 corporates, Australian A-REITS and property developers, international lessors and a number of US and Asian funds.