New partner to grow Baker McKenzie’s banking and finance practice
Baker McKenzie is growing its ranks in Melbourne with the appointment of a new partner in the banking and finance practice.
Charlie Detmold joins from King & Wood Mallesons where he was previously a special counsel. Mr Detmold brings a wealth of experience to Baker McKenzie having represented banks, borrowers and sponsors.
Baker McKenzie’s national managing partner, Anthony Foley stated: “We are delighted to have Charlie join us at a time of increasing client demand for our banking & finance services. Charlie comes to us with significant experience in a broad range of financing matters, particularly project finance, PPPs, acquisition finance and corporate finance.”
Mr Detmold comes into the firm at a time of growing client demand for banking and finance services in Australia.
Baker McKenzie’s head of banking & finance, Duncan McGrath commented: “Charlie is a welcome addition to the team who offers extensive domestic and international experience in acting for a variety of clients including banks and other financiers, borrowers and sponsors. He will be an integral part of our finance and projects offering based in our Melbourne office.”
Mr Detmold previously acted on a $700 million selldown of Telstra’s exchange properties advising the telecom giant on selling 49 per cent of a newly established unlisted property trust to Charter Hall.
He also advised on two major agri-business projects including a cross-border wind farm for NAB along with a global investment deal in Sundrop Farms.
“I am excited to be joining a growing team, with the opportunity to act for both domestic and international clients on market leading local and cross-border transactions,” Mr Detmold said.
“I am looking forward to working with the broader team on innovative projects across the spectrum, with the support of Baker McKenzie’s unique global network.”