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Paul Rubenstein

About Paul

Paul Rubenstein is the managing partner of our Sydney office. His specialty is the structuring of transactions across a range of commercial practice areas including banking and finance, debt restructuring and private M&A. More importantly, he is a trusted adviser to many of the firm’s longest standing and valued clients.

“Excellent depth of knowledge and is able to think through things and come up with out-of-the-box solutions.”

Client quote, Chambers Global

Paul is consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading corporate finance lawyers in Chambers Global, recognising him for “consistently providing impressive and commercial advice” with sources commenting that “he has seen a lot of deals, and has an intelligent and strong business sense. He definitely adds value”. Paul is also recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 for ‘Banking & Finance’ and was most recently listed in the Australian edition of Best Lawyers International for structured finance.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science and LLB (Hons) from Monash University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Commonwealth Cambridge Trust Scholar. Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler, Paul lived and worked in Israel for a number of years where he was a partner at one of Israel’s premier law firms, Herzog Fox & Neeman. Paul was recently appointed as Chairman of Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in New South Wales.

Practice focus

Paul’s practice focuses on the following areas:
  • structuring property investments and joint ventures;
  • acting on property and general corporate debt financings, including senior and mezzanine financings;
  • M&A involving private companies;
  • restructuring and work outs; and
  • generally advising high net worth client and family groups.

Directorships & memberships

Paul is the Chairman of Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) in New South Wales.

Experience

Paul has acted for major financial institutions, publicly listed corporations and private investors on a range of matters. Examples of recent major assignments include acting for:

  • Executive Channel Network: in relation to the $68.5m sale of its Australian business to ASX listed oOh!media;
  • Ashe Morgan: in relation to the acquisition and financing of the Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands, Melbourne;
  • AsheMorgan: in relation to a series of transactions in the property sector including the acquisition of the TC Beirne building in Brisbane, Health and Forestry buildings in Brisbane and 9 Hunter St building in Sydney;
  • Payce Consolidated Limited: in relation to a series of acquisitions and financing transactions;
  • Bricktop Group: in relation to a series of property acquisitions and debt financing transactions; 
  • MaxCap: in relation to a series of structured property finance transactions;
  • Aoyin: in relation to a series of financings;
  • Trumen Corporation: in relation to the structuring and financing of a series of property developments;
  • FGIC and Syncora Guarantee: in the restructuring of Reliance Rail; 
  • Qualitas: in relation to a development project in NSW;
  • Ariadne: in relation to a series of investments;
  • Anka Property Group: in relation to a series of property/property finance transactions;
  • Ramsay Property Group: in relation to a series of property/property finance transactions; and
  • Centennial Property Group: in relation to a series of private equity and property financing transactions.

Recognition & publications

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