Jeffrey Rubinoff

Partner, London

Biography

“Jeffrey Rubinoff acts on a variety of real estate and NPL financing transactions for both the lender and borrower, including domestic and pan-European deals. His experience extends to senior and mezzanine debt.”
Chambers UK 2015

Overview

Jeffrey is a Partner in the firm's London Banking practice; acting on a variety of real estate and NPL financing transactions for both the lender and borrower, including domestic and pan-European deals. Jeffrey has worked with a wide range of clients from private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds, private property investors and listed property companies to banks, mezzanine debt funds, noteholder groups and special servicers.

This broad client list has given him an all-round perspective and an appreciation of the issues likely to surface in a deal, across a wide range of situations.

He has a long history of working in property finance and combines his financial expertise with a genuine understanding of real estate as an asset. This gives him a head start in such transactions, as he recognises many of the practical priorities facing his clients, whether new money deals or restructurings.

Having practised in Canada prior to re-locating to London, Jeffrey continues to retain contacts and familiarity with the Canadian marketplace. Clients interested in Canada and Canadian companies investing abroad will benefit from his understanding of this market.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
Education
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Banking, Corporate, Finance and Securities Law
York University

Osgoode Hall Law School

Languages
English

Experience

Kildare
Acting as lead counsel to Kildare Partners in connection with the refinancing of real estate properties owned by Technopolis Plc located in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania. This sizeable mandate involves advising the Sponsor and Borrower group on all aspects of the senior and mezzanine financing arranged by Citi Bank Plc. The appointment by Kildare comes off the back of White & Case’s involvement with the acquisition of Technopolis Plc by Kildare Partners in 2018, when White & Case acted for Technopolis Plc.

Westmont Hospitality Group
Advising Westmont Hospitality Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 hotels in the Netherlands under the brands of Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton by Hilton and related financing provided by Och Ziff and Deutsche Bank.

Cerberus 
Representing Cerberus on its acquisition of a large portfolio of Spanish and English non performing loans and the financing thereof from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The White & Case London Real Estate Finance department led a team of lawyers across the White & Case European network to deliver legal advice in respect of due diligence, transaction structuring and financing commitment documentation.

RBC 
Acting for RBC in relation to the financing of the acquisition and development of 14 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1, a purpose built student accommodation property.

GIC
Advising GIC as finance provider for the circa £500 million acquisition by Davidson Kempner of a portfolio of NCP car parking properties in the UK.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Canada 
Representing the lenders in connection with the financing to Ares for the acquisition and ongoing capex needs of a pan European portfolio of logistics assets. The White & Case London Real Estate finance department led a cross-jurisdictional team of European lawyers from White & Case and NautaDutilh to deliver a cross-collateralised and cross-border solution for lenders in the initial closing and subsequent syndication of this acquisition financing of a large portfolio of logistics assets.

Venn Partners
Advising Venn Partners on the £400million refinancing of the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotels and the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel owned by the Tonstate Group.

J.P. Morgan
Advising J.P. Morgan on acquisition of the performing loan portfolio, and as finance provider to Lone Star as purchaser of the non-performing and sub-performing loan portfolios of the c.€4bn Propertize CRE loan book. 

Host Hotels
Advising Host Hotels and Resorts in connection with over £400m of term loan facilities in connection with various UK and European hotel assets.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a c.€170m facility to finance Oaktree's acquisition of a portfolio of non-performing loans and properties in Spain and Portugal sold by FMS and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (PBB).

J.P. Morgan
Advising J.P. Morgan on the acquisition of the performing loan portfolio, and as finance provider to Lone Star as purchaser of the non-performing and sub-performing loan portfolios of the c.€2.75bn pan-European CRE loan book (11 jurisdictions).

Brookfield Asset Management
Advising Brookfield Asset Management in connection with the c.£300m of term loan facilities to finance the acquisition of a number of City of London office properties.

Deutsche Bank
Advising Deutsche Bank on the financing of Blackstone's acquisition of a portfolio of non-performing Spanish real estate development loans.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers UK 2020, Real Estate Finance – London

Leading individual, Legal 500 2019, Property Finance – London