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- University of Natal Bachelor of Arts, 1976
- Bachelor of Laws 1978
Graham S Mouat
T: + 968 2481 4466
F: + 968 2481 2256
Banking and Finance
Asset Finance, Project Finance
Debt Capital Markets, Joint Ventures
Graham is a senior, international lawyer who heads up AMJ’s Commercial law team and is a member of the firm’s aviation and shipping group. He joined AMJ in 2011 bringing a wealth of experience gained over 30 years of practice in multiple jurisdictions including South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. A specialist in banking, finance and projects, Graham acts for domestic and international banks and finance companies in regard to all aspects of their operations. He has advised offshore financial institutions, companies and financial institutions on a range of complex financial transactions including commercial paper programmes, medium term notes, bonds and subordinated bond issues, securitisation, syndicated secured and unsecured lending, leverage, private equity, derivatives, acquisition and property finance.
Graham also has significant project, asset and structured finance experience. He has worked on deals involving power generation, waste water treatment and geothermal plants as well as cross-border and domestic leasing, involving, railway stock, shipping vessels, aircraft, yellow goods and other movable assets.
Prior to joining AMJ, Graham practiced as a special counsel in Australia with Minter Ellison and Clayton Utz and as a partner with Minter Ellison in New Zealand.
Graham frequently contributes articles to legal and business journals. He has authored chapters in the New Zealand Butterworths Forms and Precedents on Guarantees; Bills of Exchange and Credit and Finance and the chapter ‘Securitisation and Asset Financing across New Zealand’s Borders’ in International Asset Securitisation and Other Financing Tools. He also wrote the chapter ‘Money’ for Halsbury Laws of New Zealand and ‘Guarantees and the Corporate Benefit Test’ in Dimensions of Business Finance Law.
Representative transactions include:
- Representing a club of Omani banks in regard to a US$ 1billion facility to finance the construction and acquisition of 10 very large crude carriers;
- Representing an Omani bank in relation to a RO 25 million facility to finance the construction of Phase 1 of Duqm Frontier Town.
- Acting as local counsel in connection with the financing and leasing of aircraft to an Oman airline.
- Acting for a Qatari bank in regard to a US$ 300,000,000 facility agreement.
- Acting as local counsel to a syndicate of international banks in regard to the Sur Independent Power Project.
- Drafting standard lending and treasury documentation for an Omani bank.
- Acting for sponsors in regard to various joint ventures.
- Acting for the sponsors on a gas-fired project sized at around 120 megawatts (MW) of power generation capacity.
- Acting as local counsel for sponsors and lenders in regard to proposed Independent Water Project at Al Ghubrah.
Graham’s representative transactions prior to joining AMJ include:
- Acting for Commonwealth of Australia in regard to the limited recourse funding to a special purpose vehicle to fund the construction and subsequent leasing of special purpose shipping vessels to a service provider.
- Acting for Australian commercial airline in regard to financing a fleet of regional aircraft by special purpose vehicle; security included limited recourse guarantee, charges and aircraft mortgage.
- Acting for syndicate of banks in regard to US$ 300,500,000 facilities for the construction of a 131MW coal fired electricity generating facility.
- Acting for infrastructure fund in regard to a US$ 250,000,000 syndicated facility to finance the acquisition of shares of a wind farm holding company.
- Acting for a bank in regard to NZ$ 150,000,000 receivable purchase agreement with a technology leasing company.
- Acting for bank in regard to a multi option facility of US$ 180,000,000 to a mining joint venture comprising project facility, performance bonds and financial guarantees.
- Acting for syndicate of banks in regard to a NZ$ 800,000,000 short term cash advance to acquire 70% shares in an Airport Company.
- Acting for Property Fund in regard to the financing and subsequent securitization of the construction of a special purpose building for an end user.
- Acting for a bank in regard to issue and listing of NZ$ 500,000,000 registered transferable certificates of deposit.