Jonathan Oldham

Jonathan Oldham

Jonathan Oldham is the Partner in Charge of the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons.

He acts for sponsors and financiers, specialising in project finance (including public private partnerships and infrastructure projects), corporate finance and workout matters.

Jonathan's recent transactions include acting for Epic Energy on its A$1.3 billion secured financings (including the A$850 million development of the stage 3 expansion of its South West Queensland pipeline), the Mezzanine financiers to the Bluewaters Power Stations, the Mezzanine financiers to the A$3.5 billion Victorian desalination project, the Southern Way Consortium on its successful bid for the Peninsula Link PPP and the Pinnacle Education Consortium on its successful bid for the SA Schools PPP.

Jonathan is listed as an Up-and-Coming Individual by Chambers & Partners (2013) in Banking & Finance. Chambers noted that Jonathan is rated highly amongst sources who point to the tremendous commerciality he brings to transactions, with one source commenting "he does a great job and his commerciality is very important". Jonathan is also listed as a Leading Individual in Project Finance by IFLR (2013).

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Recent matters

  • Advising Transmission Operations (Australia) Pty Ltd on the project financing of its transmission assets, which connect the Mount Mercer Wind Farm to the electricity grid – an unusual financing which represented a first for our client and the regulator (the Australian Energy Market Operator) (2013)
  • Advising the mezzanine lenders on the $1.3bn sale of Griffin Power and Griffin Power 2, owners and operators of the Bluewaters power stations in Western Australia, and the restructuring of the project finance facilities following the insolvency of Griffin Power’s parent companies (2013)
  • Advising ANZ Terminals Pty Ltd on the $62m project financing for the design and construction of an oil storage facility at Pelican Point in South Australia (2012)
  • Advising a syndicate of financiers in connection with the $190m refinancing of the Japara Aged Care Group (2012)
  • Advising CapitaLand Financial Limited on a structured property financing with the provision of additional collateral support to secure a $77m cash advance construction facility (2012)
  • Advising on the $350m refinancing of the secured bank debt facilities of three property funds operated by Arena Investment Management Limited, which followed the restructuring and recapitalization of the wider Arena group of funds (2012)
  • Advising Epic Energy on its A$1.3 billion secured financings and development of the A$850 million Stage 3 expansion of the South West Queensland Pipeline
  • Advising AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund on its $A850 million syndicated multi-currency facilities and A$250 million Medium Term Programme
  • Advising DUET Group on its A$545 million secured financings
  • Advising Multinet Gas Holdings Group on its A$1.2 billion financings and A$112 million Hybrid Notes
  • Advising United Energy Distribution Group on its A$1.3 billion financings
  • Advising Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline on its $1.3 billion financings
  • Advising the financiers to the Khandke Wind Farm located in India
  • Advising the Mezzanine financiers to the AquaSure Consortium in relation to its successful bid for the Victorian Desalination Plant PPP
  • Advising Southern Way Consortium in relation to its successful bid for the Peninsula Link PPP
  • Advising Pinnacle Education Consortium in relation to its successful bid for the South Australian Schools PPP
  • Advising Babcock & Brown and Multiplex Consortium in its successful Showgrounds Redevelopment PPP.


  • Law Society of Victoria
  • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia.


  • 1995: Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce, University of Tasmania
  • 1996: Admitted in Victoria
  • 1996 - 2000: Articled Clerk and Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2000 - 2003: Senior Assistant, Asset Finance Group, Clifford Chance, London
  • 2003 - 2007: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2007 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons.


Legal insights

Following a consultation paper released in November 2012, the Victorian Treasurer has announced a set of reforms to PPP policy and practice. The new Partnerships Victoria Requirements are aimed at...

13 May 2013

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01 January 2013

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