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James Paolucci

James Paolucci


James specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.



James specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions and has acted for a wide range of clients across various industries.

James has developed a breadth of experience acting for HSF’s clients across the firm’s Corporate, Disputes and Finance departments.


James’ Corporate experience includes advising:

  • Healthscope’s response to the approaches from the BGH-AusSuper Consortium and Brookfield and the successful $4.4 billion scheme of arrangement and simultaneous takeover bid by Brookfield
  • Amcor’s US$6.8 billion merger with Bemis Company Inc and redomiciliation to Jersey with a NYSE listing via scheme of arrangement and ASX foreign exempt listing
  • Aconex in relation to the $1.6 billion acquisition by Oracle
  • Netwealth Group on its $840 million IPO (Australia’s second largest IPO in 2017 and awarded Best IPO in 2017 by FinanceAsia)



James’ Finance experience includes acting for:

  • BHP on its US$634 million refinance in relation to the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Coal Export Terminal
  • BHP on Australian law aspects in relation to a multi-billion dollar US and Euro bond repurchase
  • The lenders in relation to the $500 million refinancing of Bapcor’s existing debt facilities
  • Growthpoint on Australian law aspects in relation to a US private placement
  • Real I.S. on a $174 million property refinance



James’ Disputes experience includes advising:

  • Murray Goulburn on the defences of class action proceedings and regulatory proceedings


James graduated with a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Laws (Honours).