Funds Management

Our Funds Management lawyers provide practical and commercial advice to clients on all legal aspects relevant to the establishment, structuring, licensing and operation of domestic and cross-border funds, and also investments into and by those funds. We use the law intelligently to deliver commercial solutions based on a clear understanding of both the regulatory, policy and industry issues impacting the funds management industry and the business objectives of our clients and their stakeholders.

Our expertise covers registered and unregistered managed investment schemes, MIT and AMIT compliant trusts, limited liability partnerships, listed investment companies, stapled structures, VCLPs, ESVCLPs and VCMPs, Australian Financial Services Licensing (AFSL) and other registration requirements, arrangements with outsourced service providers such as custodians and fund administrators, investment management agreements, co-investment agreements, compliance plans, authorised representative agreements, advice on duties under trust law, regulatory issues under the Corporations Act, and fund due diligence.

Our Funds Management team is fully integrated with experts in our corporate, tax, competition, disputes, financial regulation, employment relations and other practice areas, and we have experience dealing with a variety of key stakeholders and regulators, including the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Takeovers Panel, the Foreign Investment Review Board, the Australian Securities Exchange, and the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority. Our deep market knowledge and enduring relationships ensure that we are able to be an effective part of any advisory team.


Alasdair McLean


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