Media release: Banking and finance lawyer, Trent Chugg, and property lawyer, Morgan Scholz, joins KCL Law

Apr 9, 2019

KCL Law is delighted to announce the recent appointments of Trent Chugg as Special Counsel in the firm's Banking and Finance practice and Morgan Scholz as a Senior Associate in our Property practice.

Trent Chugg, Special Counsel — Banking and Finance

Trent brings to the firm over 20 years’ experience and knowledge in all areas of corporate finance, including real estate investment and development finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, infrastructure finance and structured receivables and asset-based finance. He also advises with respect to distressed debt restructuring.

Trent has considerable experience advising both bilateral / club lenders and arrangers of debt finance products, (including international and domestic trading banks, and non-bank credit and super funds), as well as leading corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors. His past experience includes working for a number of international law firms, including Ashurst and Linklaters, as well as investment banking advisory firm Barclays Capital.

Ilan Kraus, Principal Lawyer and Head of Banking and Finance, said: “We are delighted to have Trent join our Banking and Finance team. His expertise adds significant depth to the practice.

“Trent’s appointment will continue to build on the firm’s growing reputation in this area and we are now even better positioned to respond to increasing demand for our services in the current market.”

To learn more about Trent, click here.

Morgan Scholz, Senior Associate — Property

With over six years’ experience in property law, Morgan’s practice focuses on commercial property transactions with a particular emphasis on sales and acquisitions, leasing and licensing, due diligence and developments. He has advised a wide range of clients ― including private corporations, publicly listed companies and institutional funds, as well as acting for both landlords and tenants — on a broad range of property and leasing related matters. Morgan’s past experience includes working for the Property and Development teams at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and Arnold Bloch Leibler.

Mark Yaskewych, Principal Lawyer and Head of Property, said: “Morgan is an exciting addition to the firm’s Property team. His depth of knowledge and experience will further strengthen our property offering.

“Morgan’s appointment further secures our strong property presence and ensures we continue to provide the highest quality advice to our clients.”

To learn more about Morgan, click here.

For more information

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Stuart Giles, Business Development & Marketing Manager, on (03) 8600 8822 or sgiles@kcllaw.com.au.

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