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Baker McKenzie

Investment Funds

2 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

In demand for its expertise in providing the full range of funds-related services to an impressive roster of domestic and international clients. Especially noted for its acumen in structuring and establishing funds including work on innovative funds, structured investments and offshore funds. Assists high-profile investors with their investments into funds. Also active on matters relating to public funds, advising on transactional matters involving REITs and on the formation and management of ETFs.

Strengths

Clients value the fact that the team is part of a firm with "broad, global reach and an ability to tap into expertise around the world effectively," one client noting that the lawyers "were able to reach out to their colleagues to provide non-Australian legal advice at very short notice in response to specific queries from our organisation."

Another client views practice members as "valued and trusted legal advisers," adding: "They use their knowledge to offer commercial solutions and pragmatic perspectives, while at the same time addressing risks. We also value the relationships they have with the stock exchange and regulators."

Notable practitioners

Bill Fuggle focuses much of his practice on advising clients on the establishment and regulation of public funds, bringing deep experience in financial services regulation to the table. According to one source, he combines the advantages of being "very good at explaining complex information to clients" with those which come from being "at the forefront of what's going on in the industry."

Lewis Apostolou counts major institutional investors, including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, amongst his clientele, whom he often advises in relation to their commitments in private funds. According to a client, he is "hard-working, driven to find solutions and enjoyable to work with," in addition to providing "exceptional client service."

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Australia

Investment Funds


Bill Fuggle
Band 2
Lewis Apostolou
Band 3