Our market leading investments and financial services practice provides corporate, commercial and regulatory advice in a fast-moving regulatory environment. Our areas of focus include listed and unlisted investment funds, financial markets and derivatives, superannuation, insurance advisory, funds M&A, investment distribution and financial services regulation and enforcement.
Our clients include the wealth management arms of Australian retail and investment banks, global and local fund managers (both new entrants and established players), boutiques, super funds and other market participants, such as brokers and market operators.
We partner with our clients and invest time to understand their businesses and strategic objectives. This enables us to provide seamless, timely and commercially aligned advice. We regularly advise on business establishment, disposals and acquisitions, product development and structuring, significant regulatory change and regulatory investigations, as well as providing more day-to-day support in relation to distribution, disclosure and compliance.
A significant part of our practice involves supporting global fund managers entering and operating in the Australian market. This includes advising on Australian securities regulation in relation to investing in Australian assets, establishing Australian domiciled funds, advising on institutional mandates awarded by Australian institutional investors and applying for licensing relief.