Regulatory investigations often involve complex legal, procedural, governance, and reputational issues and demand quick and effective responses. We understand the disruption regulatory investigations can cause to business operations. Our combined dispute resolution and regulatory experience in the funds management sector allows us to help clients navigate the challenges of responding to regulatory intervention against the backdrop of broader business operations.
Acting for a licensee challenging the jurisdiction of AFCA to investigate multiple complaints stemming from the conduct of related parties of an authorised representative.
Acting for employees of a major financial institution in ASIC interviews concerning alleged misconduct by their employer.
Acting for recipients of ASIC notices, including AFS licence holders, compelling the provision of information concerning their activities, policies, and processes, and that of authorised representatives.
Acting on behalf of recipients of ASIC notices in relation to the proposed imposition of orders banning individuals from providing financial services.
Acting on behalf of AFS licence holders who have received ASIC notices in relation to the proposed cancellation of their AFS licence.
Obtaining orders from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturning ASIC's decision to cancel a large fund manager's AFS licence.
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‘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
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‘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
'Langton’s outstanding technically and experienced across all facets of funds.’ Chambers Asia Pacific
‘They are respected in the funds management industry and are pioneers in managed investment schemes.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
‘They can see the big picture across the investment fund life cycle and always consider the financial parameters.’ Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law
‘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
‘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
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
Congratulating Real Estate associate Matt Dolan on being named ‘One to Watch’ in 2024 Best Lawyers in Australia
Congratulating Funds Management associate Taylor Green on being chosen as a finalist in the 2023 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards
Partner Sean McMahon is named Lawyer of the Year for Investment Funds and Funds Management in 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
‘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
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