William Kim


William advises on a range of transactions involving real estate finance, structured finance, fund finance and corporate finance, and works with leading investment and commercial banks, private capital fund managers and major corporates across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, delivering innovative and integrated solutions for their financing needs.

William’s real estate finance practice helps global fund investors and lenders access the Australian market and execute large portfolio deals and back-leverage transactions. William has a strong track record of acting for mixed strategy private capital clients.

William has extensive experience advising on complex structured finance products including loan-on-loans, back-leverage and holdco financings. William is a recognised leader in asset-backed lending, advising on structured receivables finance and supply chain finance transactions, high value asset finance and leasing, and margin and share-backed lending.

William fund finance practice helps funds and their lenders structure and implement upstream and downstream facilities including subscription line facilities, GP/LP facilities, and NAV and hybrid facilities. William works closely with our global funds and securitisation experts to offer cross-product and cross-border expertise and insights.

William also advises on corporate finance transactions, advising lenders and borrowers on syndicated loans, acquisition and other event-driven financings as well as on multisource financing platforms together with our debt capital markets experts.


Representative matters

Ventia on its AUD1.1bn refinancing in connection with its dual listed IPO.

CIMIC on the financing aspects of its sale of 50% of Thiess, the world’s largest mining service provider, for an enterprise value of AUD4.3bn.

IOOF Holdings on its syndicated financing in connection with its AUD1.44bn acquisition of superannuation and wealth management business MLC Wealth, a subsidiary of National Australia Bank.

A global financial institution as the mandated lead arranger of the senior bonds on a bespoke structured real estate bond financing of the US$5.1bn landmark acquisition of the Hong Kong commercial property, The Center.

Published Work

  • William Kim (2019) “Receivables Financing: A Comparative Study of s 81 of the PPSA and Other Legislative Overrides to Anti-Assignment Clauses”, 30 Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice 126



Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2009


Master of Laws, University of Sydney, 2016

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons), University of Sydney, 2008

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics), University of Sydney, 2007

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.