The financial services sector faces an ever changing legal and regulatory environment, as well as increasingly active regulators and investors. Clients choose us for the strength of our financial services industry knowledge and our focus on strategic management of disputes within the broader context of their business or circumstances. We represent a wide variety of clients in disputes involving financial services transactions and financial products.
Obtaining orders from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturning ASIC's decision to cancel a large fund manager's AFS licence.
Acting for an AFS licence holder responding to a Freedom of Information request lodged by a major newspaper seeking to reveal details of communications with ASIC.
Acting for investors in a unit trust investigating a class action alleging misleading and deceptive conduct, conflicts of interest, and mismanagement by a responsible entity.
Successfully defending an individual and a corporate authorised representative in District Court proceedings for negligence and misleading or deceptive conduct in respect of financial advice provided to investors.
Acting for a corporate authorised representative who received a show cause notice from its licensee alleging breaches of statutory and contractual obligations.
Acting for corporate entities and individuals, including AFS licence holders, authorised representatives, and employees, in relation to ASIC investigations and notices seeking provision of information or attendance at examinations with ASIC.
Acting on behalf of recipients of ASIC notices in relation to the proposed imposition of orders banning the provision of financial services or acting as a director of a company.
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
Partner Sean McMahon is recognised for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate 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
‘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
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate