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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. 

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

Client quote, Chambers Asia Pacific

Practice focus

Paul’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • structuring property investments and joint ventures
  • property and general corporate debt financings, including senior and mezzanine financings
  • M&A and capital raisings involving private companies
  • restructuring and work outs, and
  • generally advising high-net-worth client and family groups.


Paul has acted for major financial institutions, publicly listed corporations and private investors on a range of matters. Recent experience includes:

Structuring & financing in property sector

  • AsheMorgan: in relation to:
    • the acquisition, financing, refinancing and development of the Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands, Melbourne
    • a series of transactions in the property sector including the acquisition joint venture arrangements and financing of the TC Beirne building in Brisbane, Health and Forestry buildings in Brisbane, 9 Hunter St building in Sydney, The Complex in Brisbane, the Cross Roads Complex in Sydney and the Darlinghurst Collection in Oxford Street
  • Metro Property: in relation to the acquisition of the prominent ‘Bingara Gorge’ site from Lendlease
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • Centennial Property Group: in relation to a series of private equity and property financing transactions and the establishment of managed funds
  • Fortius: in relation to the establishment of a debt fund, and
  • Starwood Capital Group: in relation to the structuring and joint venture arrangements on the Zenith Complex in Chatswood.

Capital raisings

Advising in relation to capital raisings for the following early stage companies:

  • Elula Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Custom Tec Pty Ltd
  • Willow Inc
  • FAST AF, Inc, and
  • Capsicum Holdings Pty Ltd.

Restructuring & insolvency

Advising the creditors in relation to insolvency administrations of:

  • Brancourts
  • Max Brenner (Australia)
  • Aus Confec Pty Ltd, and
  • Think Group.

Directorships & memberships

Paul is:

Awards & recognition

Paul has been recognised as a leading lawyer by various international guides to lawyers and law firms, including:

  • Best Lawyers® International: private equity law and structured finance law
  • Chambers Asia Pacific: banking & finance: property finance, and
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific: banking & finance and corporate & M&A.

Recognition & publications

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