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Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan

Senior Associate

Melanie specialises in corporate finance, acting for large financial institutions and multinational corporations.



Melanie’s principal areas of practice include corporate finance (including syndicated and acquisition finance), property finance and project finance transactions.

Melanie has experience acting for large financial institutions and multinational corporations on a broad range of financing transactions across multiple jurisdictions. This breadth of experience, together with her commercial background as a Chartered Accountant, allows Melanie to support her clients across a wide variety of debt financing transactions, and to identify and resolve issues in a commercially sensible way.

  • acting for a consortium of sponsors in connection with the $8 billion project financing of the Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia
  • acting for BHP Billiton as sponsor, lender, shareholder and off-taker on the $4 billion project financing of the Newcastle coal export terminal facility and subsequent expansion and refinancing
  • acting for NAB on a range of financing matters
  • acting for Toll Holdings on its financing arrangements
  • acting for Orica in relation to the demerger of DuluxGroup and its financing arrangements


Melanie is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and was also a Chartered Accountant.  She has completed Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees at the University of Melbourne.