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About John

John Flynn represents lenders, sponsors and borrowers in a range of project finance transactions. His experience includes advising banks, government lending institutions, alternative credit providers, major global private equity firms, independent power producers and international energy companies in domestic, cross-border and international finance transactions.


Recent Notable Matters

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

BB Energy — limited recourse financing for its acquisition of a diesel storage terminal business from Morgan Stanley Capital Group*

Broadspectrum Limited — approximately AU$600 million syndicated, secured, refinancing, working capital and bonding facility*

Ratch Corporation Australia Limited — project financing for a 42 MW solar farm in Australia, with a project value of AU$100 million*

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) — project financing for a 88 MW solar farm in Australia, with a project value of approximately AU$135 million*

CEFC — AU$55 million project financing for the 55 MW second stage of the Oakey Solar Farm in Australia*

Paringa Resources Limited — project financing of a coal mine in the Illinois Coal Basin by Macquarie Bank Limited*

Partners Group — two separate limited recourse construction financings for the development of a sports arena and various leisure, retail and commercial developments*

Westpac Banking Corporation — AU$61 million debt finance facility for St George Community Housing to facilitate the construction of 275 new dwellings across the Sydney metropolitan region, the bank’s largest single community housing finance deal at the time*

St. George Bank — financing for the acquisition of six hotels and resorts across Australia valued at AU$100 million by ASX listed Elanor Investors Group*

UBS Global Asset Management — financing of the AU$92 million acquisition of the commercial office building, Nokia House, from LaSalle Investment Management*

International investment bank — AU$1.2 billion bridge financing for the acquisition of a division of one of the “Big Four” Australian banks*

US private equity owned bidder — approximately AU$215 million bid for the acquisition of an Australian data center company*

Australian and UK-based sureties — approximately AU$1 billion multi-currency club bonding facility for a global construction company*

Club of Australian and overseas banks — approximately US$70 million multi-currency Asia Pacific working capital facilities for a global professional services firm*

Large Australian private company — AU$250 million syndicated working capital facility

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



Flinders University of South Australia,
Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice

Bar Admissions

New York
Solicitor in New South Wales, Australia
Solicitor in South Australia