Biography

    Adela is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Projects group.

    Adela’s practice focuses on advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on infrastructure and energy, leveraged, acquisition and general finance transactions.

    Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Adela worked at Latham & Watkins in London and also spent several years at Linklaters LLP. 

    Adela holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales. She is also qualified and admitted in England and Wales.

    Adela’s experience includes:

    • Consortium comprising MIRA and Aware Super in respect of their $3.5 billion acquisition of Vocus Group Limited, including a syndicated financing of A$2.1 billion.
    • Deutsche Bank (Sydney, Singapore and London branches) on the debt financing for MIRA to fund its acquisition of an 88% stake in AirTrunk, valuing AirTrunk at more than $A3 billion.
    • The lenders (Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Natixis) on the S$450 million syndicated debt financing for AirTrunk, to fund the largest neutral data centre in Singapore.
    • Tilt Renewables on the $1.073 billion sale of the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm to Palisade Investment Partners and First State Super, the biggest transaction of its type in Australia. Snowtown 2 is the second-largest wind farm in Australia. 
    • Tilt Renewables in connection with the A$616 million project financing of the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm.
    • Goldman Sachs as arranger and underwriter of a senior term loan, and Westpac and CBA as super senior revolving credit facility lenders in relation to the Infigen Energy Group’s refinancing by way of a 5-year A$605 million syndicated facility agreement.
    • Tilt Renewables in connection with the financing of the Dundonnell Wind Farm, which benefits from an offtake agreement from the Victorian government under the Victorian Renewable Energy Auction Scheme – the first of its kind in Victoria.
    • Arowana in connection with the financing of the Lucky Bay grain port facility in South Australia, owned by T-Ports.
    • Beach Energy on the A$1.585 billion acquisition of Lattice Energy from Origin Energy, including A$1.475 billion in new senior secured syndicated debt facilities.
    • Harbour Energy on its A$14.4 billion proposal to acquire Santos Limited.
    • Goldman Sachs as arranger and underwriter of a senior term loan, and Westpac and CBA as super senior revolving credit facility lenders in relation to the Infigen Energy Group’s refinancing by way of a 5-year A$605 million syndicated facility agreement.
    • A bidder in relation to their proposed acquisition of the Equis Energy group, including 17 solar farm projects in Australia.
    • Reliance Rail on the A$2 billion refinancing and recapitalisation of the NSW government rolling stock PPP contract, including a mix of bank debt and bonds.
    • National Australia Bank Limited and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as financiers to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, funding the multimillion-dollar construction of the Clare Solar Farm project.
    • Trustpower Limited and Tilt Renewables Limited on the A$800 million financing for the demerged renewable asset business.
    • A syndicate of 12 senior financiers on the senior secured debt funding of the winning consortium bid for the A$10.3 billion privatisation of electricity distributor TransGrid by way of 99 year lease.
    • The financiers to the Hastings-led consortium in relation to a bid for electricity transmission company, Endeavour Energy.

    Adela was recognised for Banking and Finance Law and Project Finance and Development Practice.

    BEST LAWYERS 2022

    Adela was recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” for Banking and finance.

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021