Marius Rajanayagam

Special Counsel

A key senior member of our team, Marius brings over 15 years' hands-on experience in private equity, collective investments, derivatives, financial services licensing, banking and finance and superannuation. His core skills include Australian financial services licensing plus domestic and international investment product disclosure, setting up multi-billion dollar private equity funds, advising institutional investors on private equity investments, establishing wholesale and retail managed investment schemes, derivatives, trust law, and lending and securities arrangements. A highly skilled commercially astute lawyer, Marius has technical depth and experience in financial services law, including personally arguing a successful case in the High Court of Australia.

Recent Work

Some key transactions Marius has recently been involved in include:

High Court case – preparing and successfully arguing the case of Cook v Benson in the High Court of Australia dealing with the nature of an interest in a publicly offered superannuation product resulting in sweeping amendments to the Commonwealth Bankruptcy Act.

Hedge fund restructure – principal lawyer in restructuring the capital of the largest listed (at the time) hedge fund in the world (London Stock Exchange listed entity).

Big Four Australian Bank – reviewing, reporting, and making recommendations on a significant financial services joint venture between the bank and another major financial institution.

US multinational financial services entity – sole lawyer on several projects for a major US multinational financial services entity, including restructuring its Health and Benefits insurance business throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific; outsourcing its Australian regulated financial services to India; and implementing its AML/CTF obligations across Australia.

A Major insurance company – advising on the total restructure of the assets of the corporate superannuation plan for one of the largest insurance companies in Australia.

Australian superannuation funds – acting for five of the largest Australian superannuation funds in the sale of their superannuation administration business.

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