Our services span the entire fund life cycle, from inception through to dissolution or disposal, and encompass potential restructuring and consideration of exit strategies.
Advising on the unique restructure of the registered fund Old Mundulla Vineyard Project involving implementing the restructure, drafting an explanatory memorandum for a meeting of investors to approve amendments to the fund constitution and the restructure overall, preparing a prospectus for the share issue, and applying to ASIC for cancellation of Blaxand’s AFS licence.
Advising on complex issues following the abrupt end of the business and winding down its existing real estate operations Australia-wide, including disposal of units in the structure, unwinding finance arrangements, transfer of funds management rights, and the novation of construction and sales contracts, plus advising on the disposal of five development sites at various stages in the development cycle and on the sale of funds management rights for a large industrial facility in New South Wales.
Advising on a proposal to call a meeting of members to vote on an ordinary resolution to sell the fund’s single property asset prior to the end of the initial term, which was due to expire in approximately 18 months, and preparing the notice of meeting and explanatory memorandum.
Advising on the restructure of Centro Properties Group and Centro Retail Trust to create the multi-billion-dollar ASX-listed Centro Retail Australia (now Federation Centres).
Advising on restructuring multiple agribusiness investment schemes with investors securing or increasing their stake in landholding vehicles.
Advising AACL Funds Management on the wind up of its grain schemes and the sale of scheme assets to Glencore.
Partner Sean McMahon is recognised for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
‘They are absolute specialists in the area of managed funds, they are on the pulse and experts in this area, and they’re solutions-oriented.’
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘The ability to understand the key drivers of the counterparty and navigate negotiations and documentation is a critical skill the Real Estate team leverages to benefit clients.’
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020