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Investment funds and regulatory expert joins HDY

16 September 2014

Leading Australian law firm Henry Davis York (HDY), has appointed investment funds and regulatory expert, Matthew Farnsworth, Special Counsel in the firm’s Investments practice.

Matthew joins HDY from Herbert Smith Freehills and has over 15 years’ experience in the Australian legal sector, including expertise in the property funds sector, particularly in funds establishment, capital raisings and restructures.

He is ideally placed to help clients navigate ever-changing financial services regulation in the post-GFC landscape, particularly disclosure requirements and the regulation of complex financial products.

Commenting on Matthew’s appointment, Head of HDY's Investments practice, Nikki Bentley, said:  "We are delighted to welcome Matthew to HDY.  Matthew is well regarded in the funds industry.  His wealth of experience in the financial services sector, his familiarity with the evolving regulatory space and experience in complex fund transactions make him a great asset to our team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Matthew said “I’m excited about joining HDY. The firm has an excellent reputation and is well regarded for its expertise in the financial services sector.”

HDY's investment funds practice is recognised as Band 1 by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014, which describes the practice as "a forerunner in respect of regulatory changes and involvement in industry and government initiatives".


For further information contact:

Glenn Taylor
Head of Communications
Henry Davis York
61 2 9947 6568
61 408 939 226