We advise Australian and foreign fund managers across all asset classes on how to stay ahead of changes in Australian financial services regulation, including the new corporate collective investment vehicle (CCIV), Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) and Venture Capital Limited Partnership (VCLP) regimes. We are actively engaged with the Treasury's ongoing review of the managed investment scheme (MIS) laws and the Australian Law Reform Commission's reference on simplifying the financial services laws. 

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.


Recent matters


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.


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.

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.


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