Jim's appointment supports Pinsent Masons' strategy in Australia to expand its project finance offerings in the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Jim joins the team from Johnson Winter and Slattery, where he has been a leading partner in its Banking & Finance team for over 13 years.
Jim's expertise covers a broad spectrum of debt-finance related transactions and he regularly advises on project, corporate, property and acquisition finance. He also has extensive and specialist knowledge of synthetic CDOs, securitisations, convertible bonds and derivatives having acted for arrangers, investors, trustees and originators both in Australia and across Asia.
Commenting on Jim's appointment, Jeremy King, Head of Finance & Projects in Australia said:
"We are delighted to welcome Jim to Pinsent Masons. He brings with him a finance practice that is punctuated by strong corporate borrower clients, international banks and non-bank lenders and significantly adds to the growing strength of the team.
"His experience means that we can build out our finance practice in Australia and widen the skill sets in our team, enabling us to further support our clients regionally. Jim's market knowledge and connections in Singapore and Japan will be important in building our presence across the Asia Pacific region."
Commenting on his appointment, Jim Hunwick added:
"I am looking forward to working with the team at Pinsent Masons and helping to grow the finance offering across the Asia Pacific region. The firm's expertise and global network provide a strong knowledge platform for clients to draw on across a range of jurisdictions and sectors."
Jim is recognised as one of Australia's leading Banking & Finance lawyers by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 and Best Lawyers Australia 2019.