Our complete service across the life cycle of an investment fund includes bespoke corporate and business advice underpinned by our deep understanding of the complex regulatory, policy, and industry issues.
We add significant value through our seamless corporate advisory services to the funds management, real estate, financial services, and many other industries, including capital raising and listings; mergers, acquisitions, and divestments; corporate governance; strategic board advice; corporate restructuring; shareholder agreements and due diligence.
Advising on the share sale to a US-based competitor funded by a global private equity investment firm, including lengthy negotiation due to the economic impact of COVID-19 economic impact, as well as restructuring multiple entities within the group, registering trade marks in Australia and overseas, and varying the group’s AFS licence.
Acting for this well-established financial services firm in its strategic acquisition and roll up of independent financial planning firms along the eastern seaboard. The acquisitions involved both servicing rights and company (share) acquisitions and strategic referral arrangements with key target personnel.
Advising leading property fund manager Primewest Group (now Centuria) on its ASX listing.
Advising on the launch and ASX listing of the $300 million Gryphon Capital Income Trust, the first listed fund investing exclusively in Australian RMBS and ABS securities.
Advising the owners of Seven Fields (a company) and Abbotsleigh Citrus (a business) on the $90 million combined sale of share and business assets involving the sale of all land assets in Queensland, Victoria and Northern Territory owned by the vendors to a Hong Kong-based investment company and the remaining business assets to the Nutrano Produce Group.
Advising the owners of a mining enterprise on the $16 million share sale of their companies, as well as negotiating, preparing and drafting material transaction agreements, including the share sale agreement, royalty agreement and vendor finance documentation.
Advising fund manager and real estate advisory firm Pacific East Coast on its acquisition by ASX-listed financial services company Countplus.
Advising QGold on its on-market takeover for Strategic Minerals Corporation NL (ASX:SMC).
Associate Siobhan Luck is named as 'One to Watch' in Litigation by Best Lawyers in Australia
‘Sean is a quality lawyer who understands our needs and is very easy and straightforward to deal with.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘They looked at the bigger picture and the end result rather than point-scoring on items that were not critical to the outcome.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Partner Sean McMahon is named Lawyer of the Year for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘They can see the big picture across the investment fund life cycle and always consider the financial parameters.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘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.' Chambers Asia Pacific
‘Excellent understanding of the laws relating to funds management and policy documents. Commercial and practical advice.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘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.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘I am extremely happy ... they are fantastic and I cannot speak highly enough of them.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘They see the big picture across all real estate sectors, including commercial, industrial, and residential, as well as alternative asset classes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They have a unique understanding of the legal and strategic issues involved in the acquisition, development, management, and disposal of properties by developers and managers.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘McMahon Clarke’s team punches above its weight. It is a boutique funds practice which is very good at property funds and fund restructuring work.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They have been very effective in partnering with us ... their service is first class and they make you feel they are an extension of your own team.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘Our overall impression is that they are a great firm that provides good advice in a timely manner.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘McMahon Clarke is highly responsive with deep knowledge and experience in investment funds, and they are very commercial and practical at the same time.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
‘They are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide