Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey

Philip Harvey is a specialist in capital markets, banking and finance and bank supervision and regulation with over 17 years’ experience.

Issues on which Philip regularly advises involve transaction structuring, (particularly in connection with capital raisings), all aspects of the Australian and international debt capital markets, including interest withholding tax, the issue of hybrid and convertible instruments and bank supervision and regulation.

Philip is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners 2017 in the area of Capital Markets: Debt, with clients stating that "He is a real standout in terms of his reputation in the market. He is very intelligent, thorough and on the ball." He is "guru of kangaroo bond issuance". Philip is also awarded Lawyer of the Year for Debt Capital Markets Law by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal sector.

He regularly lectures for the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and Monash University on debt capital markets and hybrid securities.

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Representative matters

  • Various clients: advising in relation to the establishment of a wide range of debt issuance programmes and stand-alone bond issuances in the Australian, Asian, European and US markets including London, Luxembourg and Singapore listed debt issuance programmes that comply with the EU Prospectus Directive, ASX listed programmes, US Rule 144A and SEC registered programmes and convertible and hybrid issuance in Australia, Asia and Europe. His major clients include AMP, ANZ, BoQ, CBA, HSBC, Incitec Pivot, Macquarie, NAB, Suncorp, Westpac and Woolworths.
  • Australian Bankers Association: advising in relation to the establishment of the Australian Government's Guarantee Scheme for Large Deposits and Wholesale Funding.
  • A range of issuers, dealers and arrangers: advising in relation to virtually every "Kangaroo" bond transaction undertaken in the Australian market since 2005.
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce: advising in relation to the issue of covered bonds in the Australian market. This transaction was awarded the 2010 INSTO "Innovative Deal of the Year".
  • The Benevolent Society: advising in relation to its Social Benefit Bonds Project in 2013, the first of its type in the Australian market.


  • 2012 - present: Partner - King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
  • 2010 - 2012: Partner - Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2004 - 2009: Senior Associate - Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2002 - 2004: Associate - Slaughter and May, London
  • 1999 - 2002: Solicitor - Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 1997 - 1999: Law clerk - Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2010: Master of Laws, Sydney University
  • 1998: Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
  • 1995: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Sydney University.


Legal insights

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12 November 2019

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09 May 2018

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01 August 2016

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14 April 2016

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