Former national head of banking and finance partner joins Keypoint Law
Keypoint Law has welcomed a new consulting principal based in Brisbane.
Matthew Bode is a banking and finance lawyer of over 25 years’ experience gained at top-tier and national firms.
He was formerly a partner and the national head of banking and finance at Colin Biggers & Paisley, and prior to that was a partner at Gadens.
“Matt brings exceptional banking and finance experience to our firm, developed over many years acting for banks and other corporates on major financing transactions both in Australia and internationally,” Keypoint CEO Warren Kalinko stated.
“His joining enables Keypoint to further broaden and strengthen the services we offer our clients and we’re delighted he has chosen to join our firm.”
Earlier in his career, Mr Bode worked internationally with Linklaters (London), Ogier (Cayman Islands) and Maples and Calder (Hong Kong).
Mr Bode acts on the full spectrum of banking and finance transactions.
His specialities include corporate debt financing (bilateral and syndicated lending), asset and structured finance (including aircraft, shipping, and mining equipment), property finance (from residential subdivisions and apartments to five-star hotels and shopping centres) and acquisition finance (including for major assets in the beef, lamb, and cotton industries in Australia).
Mr Kalinko added that Mr Bode’s appointment comes at an important time, with many companies struggling with the challenging economic conditions brought about by COVID-19.
“Our ability to offer deep expertise in banking and finance law during these uncertain times – particularly when guidance on the financial terms and conditions of a company’s loan and security documentation can be critical to the success or survival of a business – is very welcome,” he said.
Mr Bode said that he was thrilled to be joining such an innovative legal platform as Keypoint.
“Its ability to provide corporate clients, both large and small, with full-service capabilities, in conjunction with bespoke banking and finance legal advice, positions the firm very well, and I look forward to working with our team to assist our clients,” he said on his move.