Martin MacDonald

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Martin MacDonaldMartin MacDonald is a partner with the international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, and has over 15 years' experience advising borrowers and financiers on a wide range of financing transactions.

He has particular expertise in corporate and project finance, corporate restructuring and turnaround, and acquisition and leveraged finance. Martin advises some of Australia's leading banks, corporates and sponsors on large or strategically important financing transactions.

Martin has experience dealing with a wide variety of financial products and understands the key issues and risks associated with these products. He has a keen interest in financial literacy initiatives, both to improve consumers' understanding of these products and to ensure they are in a position to make well-informed financial and investment decisions.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Laws (first class) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Martin also holds a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australia).

Martin is admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.


Last updated: 22 Jun 2016