Paul Vinci Partner

Meet Paul

Paul is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and all aspects of corporate law.

Paul acts for ASX-listed entities and professional investors in relation to their complex transactions and also advises on their regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.   

Paul has experience across a range of industries, with particular expertise in the resources and mining services sectors.

Experience

General

Perenti Global (formerly Ausdrill) (ASX:PRN)

Advised on multiple acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings and corporate governance matters including its A$697 million acquisition of Barminco (and associated A$250 million equity raising); its A$165 million acquisition of the Best Tractor Parts Group; its A$60 million acquisition of Brandrill (ASX:BDL) by scheme of arrangement; its A$66 million disposal of Drilling Tools Australia; its defence of a hostile A$485 million takeover offer from an ASX- listed competitor; and on various capital raisings which raised a combined total of over A$600 million.

Macmahon (ASX:MAH)

Advised on its transaction with PT Amman Minerals involving the acquisition of A$194 million of mining equipment in exchange for a controlling stake in Macmahon and the award of a A$3.9 billion mining services contract in Indonesia; on its acquisition of underground mining contractor GBF Group; and on its acquisition of civil construction contractor TMM Group.

Liquefied Natural Gas (ASX:LNG)

Advised on the recommended A$114 million takeover proposal from LNG-9; on its proposed re-domicile to the US by way of scheme of arrangement transaction involving a holding company to be listed on NASDAQ; and on various capital raisings to raise a combined total of over A$200 million.

Senrigan Capital

Advised on its successful Takeovers Panel proceedings in relation to the US$2.3 billion subordinated capital note offering by Yancoal (ASX:YAL) and on its challenge to Yancoal’s 23.6 for 1 renounceable entitlement offer and placement to raise up to US$2.5 billion.

Northern Minerals (ASX:NTU)

Advised on various equity raisings including an accelerated entitlement offer, a share purchase plan and various share and convertible note placements to raise a combined total of over A$100 million.

Institutional investors

Advised various institutional investors on investments in convertible notes and options in entities including Sundance Resources (ASX:SDL), REVA Medical (ASX:RVA) and TerraCom (ASX:TER) and on subsequent restructures of those convertible notes and options.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions law
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Listed as a leading lawyer in equity capital markets law
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Listed as a leading lawyer in corporate/governance practice and corporate law
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Ranked in capital markets, corporate and mergers and acquisitions
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2020
Listed in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian legal profession
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2010 & 2019

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • LLB, University of Western Australia
  • B.Com, University of Western Australia

Memberships

  • Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

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