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Philip Podzebenko

Partner

Philip is a partner in our Sydney office advising clients on corporate and securities law.

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Experience

Philip has advised leading investment banks, private equity funds, mining companies, utilities, health industry companies, telecommunications and media companies, state-owned enterprises and other Australian and international companies.

Recent experience includes:

  • acting for Spark Infrastructure on its $400m investment in DUET Group using a forward exchange and collar structure, and associated $200m capital raising by Spark
  • acting for Opal Aged Care on its establishment of an aged care/retirement living joint venture with Stockland
  • acting for Propertylink on its establishment of the Propertylink Australian Industrial Partnership together with Goldman Sachs and Grosvenor, and PAIP’s subsequent acquisition of more than $500m of industrial real estate assets
  • acting for Perpetual in relation to its successful acquisition of The Trust Company for $280m by way of a scheme of arrangement, in a contested bid process involving 2 competing bidders
  • advising Lend Lease in relation to its successful defence of its APPF Industrial fund from a hostile bid by GPT

Background

Philip holds a Masters degree in law and a Bachelor of Science with first class honours from the University of Sydney. He is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales.

He is a member of the Legal Roundtable for the International Institute for the Study of Cross-Border Investment and M&A sponsored by NYU Stern, Guanghua School of Management and the University of Cambridge.

He authored the Lexis Nexis Butterworths guide to Foreign Investment Regulation in Australia from 2010 to 2012.

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