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Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Senior Associate

Melissa Lim practices in the area of corporate and international tax law, and have worked in both London and Sydney. She focusses on the taxation aspects of corporate and financing transactions, both domestically and internationally.

Areas of FocusTax
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


  • Advising Boost & Co Limited/Growth Lending 2020 on its first Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme (CBILS) securitisation in its capacity as originator and servicer.
  • Advising Natwest Markets as the senior funder in respect of a EUR400 million Securitisation Regulation compliant transaction, comprising of factoring, reverse factoring, and SME loans, originated by Finalbion, a Spanish fintech platform.
  • Advising Ares European Loan Management LLP as collateral manager in respect of the issuance of notes by Ares European CLO IX B.V., Ares European CLO X B.V., Ares European CLO XI B.V., Ares European CLO XII B.V. and Ares European CLO XIII B.V.
  • Advising Keller Group plc in respect of the refinancing of its existing credit facilities via entry into a new syndicated revolving credit facility for GBP375 million, provided by a syndicate of eight financial institutions to borrowers within the Keller Group spanning eight jurisdictions.
  • Advising Pemberton Asset Management on the acquisition financing provided to HIG European Capital Partners regarding its acquisition of the Corona Corporate group.
  • Advising a German bank on UK tax structuring for the proposed expansion of its operations into the UK.
  • Advising Banco Santander on the financing of a portfolio of subsidy-free solar projects in the UK.
  • University of Sydney, LLM, 2016
  • University of Sydney, LLB, 2009
  • University of Sydney, BCom, 2009

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper in Sydney, Melissa worked in the transactions tax team at a Big 4 accounting firm.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Law Society of New South Wales