Jake Howard is a banking and finance lawyer servicing Perth and Brisbane. His practice covers the full spectrum of corporate, acquisition, project, Islamic and trade finance transactions.
Jake has experience in all types of debt-related financing products used in the commodity industry and has a particular focus on the mining and metals, oil and gas, energy, renewables and agricultural sectors. He has advised lenders, borrowers, investors, traders and offtakers on both domestic and cross-border finance transactions.
Jake has experience in traditional limited-recourse project financing structures, as well as in alternative financing arrangements for natural resources companies, including streaming and royalties, prepayment financings, mezzanine finance, convertible notes, bonds and multi-sourced finance involving export credit agencies and development finance institutions.
Jake also has experience in trade and commodity finance including pre-export, prepayment, tolling, borrowing and asset-based lending, Islamic, ownership and receivables finance.
Jake is a recognised lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Natural Resources. He is qualified and practices as an Australian and English solicitor and has practiced out of our Paris, London, Papua New Guinea, Perth and Brisbane offices.
Jake is head of mining for Australia and leads the Africa practice in Australia.
Jake speaks French having spent four years in our Paris office.