John Schembri is the head of Gilbert + Tobin’s banking and infrastructure group. His major area of practice is leveraged and acquisition finance, together with structured and project financing. He also has significant experience in various other areas, including the financing of construction and resources projects, property, acquisition and general corporate financing.
Mr Schembri’s experience also extends to corporate debt and leveraged finance transactions, including the financing of specific asset acquisitions as well as funding general working capital requirements. In this area, he has acted for both lenders and borrowers and in secured, unsecured, syndicated and club loan arrangements.
He is recognised as a leading banking and project finance lawyer in numerous publications including leading directories such as Chambers, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000.
Mr Schembri holds a bachelor of arts degree, a bachelor of laws degree with first-class honours and a master of taxation degree from the University of Sydney. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, and has also been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.