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Paul Jenkins is Ashurst's Global Managing Partner and is based in Sydney and London

Paul is a member of the board and has been a partner since 2006, with particular expertise in banking, corporate finance, debt capital markets and securitisation. Paul has proven strong leadership and management abilities, having successfully led the finance division since 2013. His skill set, experience and knowledge underpin his ability to lead us in achieving our ambitions and delivering our strategy to ensure that we provide an exceptional service to our clients.

Paul's clients included all four major Australian banks and each of the three Japanese banks with branches in Australia. Paul is ranked as a leading individual in the current editions of all major legal directories and is one of only two Australian lawyers ranked Band One by Chambers Asia-Pacific in the area of debt capital markets. Paul is also a qualified solicitor in NSW and England and Wales, and has practised in London, Tokyo and Sydney.


Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals: Capital markets: debt

Paul Jenkins - Ashurst

Within: Capital markets

Ashurst stands out as 'easily one of the best in Australia for capital markets' with 'market-leading expertise' handling the full spectrum of work across ECM, DCM, securitisation, derivatives and structured finance. The group's recent high-profile DCM work includes assisting Santos with the establishment of a $10bn EMTN programme and the issuance of $800m in notes, advising Rabobank on the issuance of A$150m floating rate notes, and acting for the issuer and guarantors on the update of Anheuser-Busch subsidiary FBG Finance's existing A$3bn medium term note programme and the further issuance of four tranches of notes totalling A$1.95bn. Jamie Ng is 'a top securities lawyer with a unique combination of commercial acumen and deep legal knowledge', newly promoted partner Caroline Smart is 'excellent', managing partner Paul Jenkins handles corporate finance and DCM work, and Bruce Macdonald leads the ECM practice, which also includes Sarah Dulhunty, Stuart Dullard, Elspeth Arnold, Anton Harris and senior associate Andrew Kim. ECM highlights include advising the lead arranger and joint lead managers on MCP Master Income Trust's IPO, assisting Lattice Energy with its proposed IPO by Origin Energy through a dual track process, and acting for nib Holdings on the financing of its acquisition of Grand United Corporate Health from Australian Unity via an underwritten institutional placement and a non-underwritten share purchase plan.

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