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

Admissions & credentials

New York

Queensland, Australia

Court admissions

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of Australia

Rankings & accolades

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