The 2023 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific ranks our core industry teams, Funds Management and Real Estate, and recognises several partners among the premier lawyers in the region. Details of what our Funds Management and Real Estate teams are known for are included below.
We are delighted and proud to feature in Chambers Asia Pacific once again where we rank alongside much larger national and international firms.
Chambers Asia Pacific is an annual legal directory identifying and ranking the region’s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth research with clients, law firms, and other legal practitioners.
We thank our clients and referees for their support and the opportunity to work alongside them, and we applaud our people for their dedication and hard work.
Our Funds Management team is applauded for it's 'grasp of unique commercial situations', 'being proficient in identifying all legal issues in a transaction', and 'knowing how to structure a deal that meets commercial objectives'.
Managing partner Sean McMahon is known for his expertise advising funds in a variety of sectors, including property, equities and mortgages, both wholesale and retail. Clients said Sean is 'a commercially savvy and broad-thinking lawyer who adds value to commercial contexts and produces documents that not only meet our purpose but are also easy to read, even for complex transactions' and 'he's a quality lawyer who understands our needs and is very easy and straightforward to deal with'.
Partner Langton Clarke is recognised in the market for his substantial experience acting for fund managers on the establishment and management of wholesale and retail funds focused on a variety of asset classes. Clients said 'Langton is very commercially aware and always speedy with his responses', 'he's also very knowledgeable about a wide range of legal issues and his client service is exemplary', and 'he's outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds'.
Chambers Asia Pacific reports that our Funds Management team is 'a specialist practice offering broad experience, with a particular focus on property funds. The team acts for a range of international fund managers and financial institutions seeking entry into the Australian market. The practice covers the full life cycle of funds, from structuring and establishment through to exit strategies, while also acting on transactional and acquisition matters. The firm advises both wholesale and retail funds. Its notable clients include Australian Secure Capital Fund, Cromwell Property Group and StoreInvest Group.'
Our Real Estate team, lead by partner and 'notable lawyer' Mark Lyons, is described as a 'strong, balanced team with good insight and a commercial approach' and is praised for being 'very practical in their suggestions and very aware of what would be commercially sound'.
Chambers Asia Pacific reports that Our Real Estate team 'maintains a respected Brisbane-based practice providing advice on the full gamut of real estate issues. Its real estate team is a frequent adviser to REITs, asset managers and property groups in relation to Queensland property and also experienced assisting clients on property matters in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It is active on development and leasing issues as well as capital transactions. Its notable clients include Primewest Group, Forza Capital and LaSalle Investment Management'.