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MinterEllison

Investment Funds

3 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

MinterEllison fields a highly regarded team with in-depth knowledge of superannuation and funds management across a broad range of industry sectors and asset classes. Acts on both public and private funds, advising managers with fund structuring and establishment, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and also offers noteworthy expertise in the property sector. Provides further assistance on the rationalisation and restructuring of funds. Also assists clients with regulatory compliance issues relating to investments and fund operations, including foreign investment regulations and financial services licensing. Clients include major financial institutions, fund managers and both international and domestic investors, with such names as CBA, FNZ and Lendlease amongst its clientele.

Strengths

"I'm very impressed by MinterEllison," comments a client, going on to say: "They produce work to a high standard in a timely way and are prepared to discuss issues and adopt an approach to meet business needs. They provide sound legal advice with awareness and understanding of commercial drivers."

Work highlights

MinterEllison advised Lendlease on the sale of a 25% stake, valued at AUD460 million, in the Lendlease Retirement Living Trust to Aware Super.

Notable practitioners

Maged Girgis is a market-leading practitioner who acts on some of the most significant life insurance business deals and superannuation fund matters, including successor fund transfers and divestitures.

Michael Lawson advises clients on both domestic and cross-border matters, including fund formation, co-investment structures and debt management mandates, particularly in the property sector. A client comments: "Michael provides clear, considered and straightforward advice on all funds and regulatory matters and is a key adviser to us."

Stuart Johnson is highly experienced in advising clients on a range of investment product structures, including listed investment trusts. A client identifies him as "a safe pair of hands" and notes: "He's a very experienced lawyer with exceptional legal skills and awareness of commercial drivers."

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Australia

Investment Funds


Michael Lawson
Band 3
Stuart Johnson
Band 1

Superannuation


Maged Girgis
Band 1