Funds management

We advise Australian and foreign fund managers across all asset classes on how to stay ahead of the continual regulatory changes in Australian financial services regulation, such as the latest FoFA developments, look through reporting requirements and AFS licensing requirements.

We're experts on all aspects of funds management and financial services regulation covering major investment vehicles and asset categories. Our advice extends to legal issues connected to investment vehicles, platforms and fund managers themselves.

Our team has experience advising on the full spectrum of arrangements for structured, alternative, listed and unlisted, domestic and cross border structures, products and platforms, including:

  • establishment and documentation
  • acquisition, merger, disposal, modification, reorganisation and termination
  • Australian financial services licensing
  • taxation and regulatory requirements
  • offer documentation, financial services guides and advertising
  • disclosure obligations
  • contract negotiation, compliance and outsourcing arrangements.

Experience

Recent matters

AllianceBernstein

Advised on a range of matters, including the establishment of registered schemes.

Indigenous Business Australia

Acted on the establishment of a Performance Bond Fund and related financing issues.

Macquarie

Advised entities in Macquarie Asset Management on a range of matters, including AMIT amendments to be made to the constitutions of their registered schemes.

PIMCO

Advised the Australian licenced PIMCO entities on a number of financial services regulatory matters and contractual negotiations.

US and UK Foreign Fund Managers

Advised several US and UK regulated fund managers on registering with ASIC to obtain an exemption from holding an Australian financial services licence.

Recognition

Ranked as band 3 in investment funds law
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020-2021
"They perform very well and one thing I'd emphasise is that they're very responsive"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018
"They're very good, they have a high level of technical knowledge so I trust that they know the law"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2018
"They have capabilities across a range of areas and we have used them for financial product structures and offer documentation. For us, their main strength is in managed investment scheme work, where I have never dealt with another firm as capable"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017
"They have provided a top-notch service and they have always been very responsive. The advice they provide is practical, accurate and framed in the commercial context. They have taken the time to get know our business intimately, which has inevitably improved the quality of advice we received"
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017

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