JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
Our firm provides a diverse range of opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people to develop brilliant legal careers.
Our news and media coverage including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
We support a number of organisations through sponsorships.
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:
Advised on a range of matters, including the establishment of registered schemes.
Acted on the establishment of a Performance Bond Fund and related financing issues.
Advised entities in Macquarie Asset Management on a range of matters, including AMIT amendments to be made to the constitutions of their registered schemes.
Advised the Australian licenced PIMCO entities on a number of financial services regulatory matters and contractual negotiations.
Advised several US and UK regulated fund managers on registering with ASIC to obtain an exemption from holding an Australian financial services licence.
Austin Bell is ranked as a leading lawyer in the category of Investment Funds.
Austin Bell “has deep technical knowledge about Australian law regulating investment funds and is also very pragmatic and commercial in his approach."
Ranked as Band 3 in Investment Funds Law.
"They perform very well and one thing I'd emphasise is that they're very responsive."
Austin Bell offers "a very good balance of the technical requirements and the practical concerns"
"They're very good, they have a high level of technical knowledge so I trust that they know the law."
Shelley Hemmings is "a really good technical lawyer," and "she has a lot of experience and the depth of knowledge is great".
Shelley Hemmings is listed as a leading lawyer in Funds Management Law and Investment Law.
Austin Bell provides “commercial, sensible and practical advice.”
Shelley Hemmings is described as “very knowledgeable.”
"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."
"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."
Partners Austin Bell and Andi Milidoni have written the Australian chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Public Investment Funds 2020.
On 10 March 2020, ASIC released its new regulatory framework for FFSPs providing financial services to Australian wholesale clients.
On 3 July 2019, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the long-awaited Consultation Paper 315 (CP 315), setting out its proposals for the new regulatory regime for...