Paul Schroder


Sydney, Australia


Paul Schroder specialises in Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions (public & private M&A, capital markets and distressed situations). In particular, he has acted on a number of recent emergency capital raisings, debt to equity restructures and Chinese outbound investments. Prior to joining King and Wood Mallesons, Paul was a partner at a leading African law firm.

Exposure to the cyclical resources and associated industries has resulted in Paul being involved in a number of distress and work-out situations. Paul works very closely with the Restructuring and Insolvency team to help clients through the most difficult of circumstances.

Paul's work highlights include

  • Resources M&A: IPO of 29Metals; EMR's acquisition of Ravenswood and disposal of Martabe; Glencore's investments in Hot Chili, Aurelia, and Blackthorn Resources; Denham/Pembroke acquisition of Olive Downs; ArcelorMittal A$5bn joint bid with Peabody for Macarthur Coal
  • Distress M&A and capital raisings: COVID-19 response (Flight Centre, AMA Group, Qantas) and convertibles listed on SGX (Afterpay A$1.5bn, Flight Centre $400m, New Hope $200m); RCR Tomlinson capital raising and administration; Paladin Energy restructure and administration
  • Asian cross-border: Probuild response to unsolicited offer from Chinese SOE; China Molybdenum US$550m stream, Lone Star/SinoGas scheme of arrangement; Yanzhou successful Takeovers Panel proceedings for acquisition of Coal & Allied; Chinalco-led SOE consortium in Simandou, Guinea; GRAM successful hostile takeover of ASX-listed PanAust, China Molybdenum acquisition of Northparkes.