Robert Feiner



T +61 3 8638 0714
M +61 459 239 174

Robert is a leading corporate lawyer, with more than 15 years’ experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital markets and general corporate and commercial law. Rob is trusted adviser to a range of prominent Australian and international corporate and private clients.

Rob’s recent recognition includes Best Lawyers in Australia for Mergers & Acquisitions over the last five years (2018 to 2022 editions inclusive) and Best Lawyers in Australia for Equity Capital Markets over the last four years (2019 to 2022 editions inclusive). Rob has also been consistently recognised by Doyle’s Guide as being one of the leading corporate lawyers in Melbourne.

Prior to co-founding Becketts in February 2021, Rob spent seven years at Clarendon Lawyers as a director. Prior to Clarendons, Rob was a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in its mergers and acquisitions team. Rob’s experience also includes a six- month secondment with BHP Billiton.

Rob Feiner

A selection of some of Rob’s recent disclosable major transactional matters includes acting for:

  • the shareholders of premium timber grade national distributor, Timberwood Panels, on its sale to ASX-listed Big River Industries;
  • Cox Automotive Group on its acquisition of national online vehicle sales provider DealerCell;
  • US-based alternative asset manager Dyal Capital Partners on the sale of a portfolio of strategic investments to ASX-listed Navigator Global Investments;
  • private equity firm Kirwood Capital on its investment in a Series C funding round for leading digital platform lender in Australasia, Harmoney;
  • ASX-listed stem cell and regenerative medicine company, Cynata Therapeutics, on its takeover bid approaches from various parties;
  • the founders and shareholders of Bio-E Organics on the sale of its natural health, food and beverage manufacturing business to ASX-listed Star Combo Pharma;
  • Atrium Sports, an automated video business, on its reverse triangular merger with private equity backed Elysian Park Ventures and US-based sports technology business, Keemotion;
  • Rural Bank (a subsidiary of ASX-listed Bendigo Bank) on its acquisition of the Agri Advisors and Profarmer business from NZX;
  • Limited, a commercial property digital listings platform that is owned and supported by some of Australia’s leading commercial real estate agencies, on its sale to Commercial Real Estate Media, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Domain Group;
  • Australian Financial Complaints Authority, the national ombudsman for the resolution of consumer disputes in the banking sector on its formation and merger with the Financial Ombudsman Service and Credit Investments Ombudsman;
  • Bosch Australia on its investment in aquaculture and agriculture tech solutions business The Yield by way of equity and debt instruments, together with its participation in subsequent capital raises;
  • Chargefox, a new electric vehicle charging business, on its formation and capital raise for new investors, which includes major investor Australian Motoring Services (AMS) (the umbrella association for NRMA, RACV, RACQ and other large state-based automobile associations) and grants from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Victorian Government;
  • JetCharge, a leading Australian hardware supplier and installer of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, on its Series A capital raising, which included equity investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation;
  • ASX-listed AusNet Services on certain investments and restructuring arrangements;
  • Murray Goulburn Responsible Entity as trustee for the Murray Goulburn Unit Trust on certain aspects of the acquisition of 100% of the operating assets and liabilities of Murray Goulburn by Saputo Dairy Australia;
  • the acquirer of Hosico Engineering, a world class manufacturer and supplier of precision engineered light metal and injection moulded components;
  • the Doggett family in the merger of their leading independent Australian paper distribution business with New Zealand private equity owned BJ Ball Group, and subsequent sell-down of 51% of the combined group to Japan Pulp and Paper;
  • Bosch on its ‘Autocrew’ joint venture with Supercheap Auto (a subsidiary of ASX-listed Super Retail Group);
  • Vicwest Community Telco, a telecommunications business 50%-owned by Bendigo Bank on its merger with NSX-listed telecommunications business, Bendigo Telco, by way of scheme of arrangement;
  • a large NYSE-listed manufacturing company on its bid for the acquisition of an Australian engineering and manufacturing business by competitive sales process;
  • Cardboard Cartons, a leading manufacturer of specialty packaging solutions, on the sale of its business and assets to Oji Fibre Solutions, a subsidiary of Japanese-based Oji Holdings;
  • Wisr (formerly Directmoney), a pioneer in the rapidly growing marketplace lending industry, on a non-renounceable fully underwritten rights issue and reverse takeover transaction;
  • Sapeame (owner of the Grill’d restaurant chain) on the acquisition of luxury chocolatier business, Koko Black, from its administrators;
  • Swisse Wellness, on its acquisition of a licensed packaging plant in Victoria;
  • Indian major global pharmaceuticals company, Strides Arcolab, on its acquisition of South Africa’s Aspen Pharmaceuticals’ Australian generic drugs and over the counter business;
  • shareholders of Australian sports data company Sportingpulse International on the company’s sale to UK-based sports data company Genius Sports Group, and subsequent sale of their stake in Genius Sports Group to Apax Partners;
  • privately-owned New Zealand logistics company Lead Logistics on its joint venture partnership with international freight distributor, Kerry Freight;
  • global workspace solution company Regus Group (LSE:RGU) on its acquisition of the Australian serviced office network operated by Corporate Executive Offices;
  • private equity group Vita Group on the sale of its Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian polymers businesses;
  • Careers Australia in its successful takeover bid by Cirrus Business Investments, and the competing takeover bid Crescent Capital;
  • Australian Infrastructure Fund’s sale of its Australian and European airport assets to the Future Fund and subsequent return of funds to investors, and separate disposals of its interests in Port of Geelong, Port of Portland and Metro Transport to other purchasers;
  • Future Fund and The Campbell Group on its consortium and shareholders’ agreement and subscription arrangements, and acquisition of SA Forestry assets; and
  • Hong Kong-based asset manager Crosby Capital on its takeover bids for Rey Resources (ASX:REY), Indophil Resources (ASX:IRN) and Medusa Mining (ASX:MML).

Rob holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Monash University.