Maria Cornilsen

Special Counsel
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About Maria

Maria’s practice includes a broad range of debt finance transactions with a focus on acquisition financings, working capital facilities and refinancings. She has experience representing large financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors on domestic and cross-border transactions.  

Prior to joining Cooley, Maria was counsel in the finance group at Shearman & Sterling


Queensland University of Technology
LLB, 2004 (Hons)

Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University
Advanced Diploma in English Law, 2004

Court admissions

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of Australia

Rankings & accolades

Big Ticket for UK: Associate to Watch, Banking & Finance (2022)