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Arnold Bloch Leibler

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Within Banking and finance, Arnold Bloch Leibler is a third tier firm,

Arnold Bloch Leibler’s ‘highly commercial and outcome-focused’ team includes Genevieve Sexton, who has ‘vast experience of handling multi-jurisdictional transactions, and is engaging to work with’. Ben Mahoney advised Royal Bank of Canada on a syndicated financing facility relating to the A$1.4bn divestment of Civeo Corp by Oil States.

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Within Capital markets, tier 4

At Arnold Bloch Leibler, respected corporate lawyer Jeremy Leibler acted for Hotel Property Investments on its A$279m IPO. The firm also handled a number of convertible bond issuances, including Indus Coal Limited’s A$4m placement of secured convertible bonds. Jonathan Wenig is recommended. Rick Narev joined Addisons.

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Within Competition and trade, tier 4

At Arnold Bloch Leibler, ‘master tacticianZaven Mardirossian heads a practice that handles competition and IP issues. As well as providing merger advice to major online businesses, the team has also handled a number of ACCC investigations. Matthew Lees is also recommended.

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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4

The ‘routinely excellentArnold Bloch Leibler stands out for its ‘timely and practical advice’. Practice head Jonathan Wenig advised on its A$89m bid for 30% of WebMotors. Jeremy Leibler is also recommended.

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Within Dispute resolution, Arnold Bloch Leibler is a second tier firm,

Arnold Bloch Leibler’s clients appreciate its ‘finely honed commercial intuition’. Leon Zwier (who ‘gives his clients an advantage in complex disputes’) defended Pacific Equity Partners in allegations by Asahi Holdings of misleading conduct during a sale process. Jonathan Milner has ‘excellent commercial sense’, and Justin Vaatstra is ‘exceptionally astute’.

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Within Employment, tier 5

James Simpson leads the team at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and is praised for his ‘technical knowledge, attention to detail and collaborative approach’. The practice has particular expertise in international employment issues, and is acting for Valuair Limited in relation to a prosecution brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Within Intellectual property, tier 4

Arnold Bloch Leibler’s Zaven Mardirossian is ‘a master tactician’, and Matthew Lees is ‘very commercial, with great technical skills’. Clients include Beyond International, Just Group and

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Within Real estate, tier 5

Arnold Bloch Leibler attracts praise for its ‘in-depth industry knowledge and value for money’. Practice head Ken Gray is ‘intuitive to clients’ requirements’, and Jonathan Caplan’s ‘business acumen sets him apart’. Lily Tell left the practice.

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Within Restructuring and insolvency, Arnold Bloch Leibler is a second tier firm,

At Arnold Bloch Leibler, leading practitioner Leon Zwier is praised as being a ‘great lawyer, someone who gets deals done without resorting to points scoring’. Zwier recently acted on behalf of the senior lenders in the restructuring of Nine Entertainment. Ben Mahoney is also recommended.

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Within Tax, Arnold Bloch Leibler is a second tier firm,

Arnold Bloch Leibler’s practice is headed by Mark Leibler, who is lauded for his ‘razor-sharp skills for listening to others and getting to the crux of an issue’. The team, which advises individuals, private company groups and publicly listed companies, has particular strength in the management of taxation disputes arising from Australian Taxation Office (ATO) compliance activities and audits. Paul Sokolowski and Ross Paterson are also recommended

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