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Ranking tables

Asia-Pacific Australia Investment Funds

More emphasis is placed on fund formation work, and sponsor-side representation. The capacity to provide regulatory and relevant tax advice is also considered. This section includes open-ended funds, closed-ended funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and funds of funds. Registered funds and superannuation funds are also included.

Rankings overview for Departments

1
Band 1
  1. Allens
    Allens 10 Years Ranked
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
  3. King & Wood Mallesons
3
Band 3
  1. DLA Piper Australia
    DLA Piper Australia 10 Years Ranked
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
  3. Ashurst
  4. Baker McKenzie
4
Band 4
  1. Hall & Wilcox 5 Years Ranked
  2. K&L Gates
    K&L Gates 6 Years Ranked
  3. EY Law
  4. Johnson Winter Slattery
  5. McMahon Clarke
  6. Norton Rose Fulbright

All Departments profiles

1
Band 1
  1. Allens
    1
    Allens
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Allens is notable for its range of work on fund formation and funds-related M&A. The practice serves an impressive client roster, which includes funds, banks and corporates, and also offers a strong superannuation practice, advising funds on investments in particular. The team utilises the firm's wider real estate offering to provide an all-round service to its property investment fund clientele, and draws on the firm's financial services regulatory practice to further assist clients. The practice's notable clients include Sunsuper, Greystar and LOGOS.
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1
  3. King & Wood Mallesons
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    2
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Corrs Chambers Westgarth boasts leading expertise in superannuation built upon a dedicated team of sector specialists experienced in handling high-profile mandates. The team offers an established investment funds practice skilled in assisting on all aspects of the fund life cycle, including fund creation, management, corporate governance and regulation. The firm is able to advise on matters relating both to retail funds and private funds. The team also possesses admirable cross-border capability, assisting major multinational companies with investments both onshore and offshore. The practice's key clients include BlackRock, HESTA and Novus.
  2. Gilbert + Tobin
    2
    Gilbert + Tobin
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Gilbert + Tobin has a well-established reputation for private equity and venture capital fund formation. The firm regularly advises clients on matters related to wholesale and retail funds, as well as new foreign fund manager entrants to the Australian market. The practice boasts additional expertise in relation to funds focused on real estate investments. Able to draw on its impressive tax, financial regulations and M&A practice, the firm provides clients with a full-service package. The team also has experience raising funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands and other offshore jurisdictions. The practice counts amongst its clients AirTree Ventures, Pemba Capital Partners and Five V Capital.
  3. Clayton Utz
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2
  4. MinterEllison
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 2
3
Band 3
  1. DLA Piper Australia
    3
    DLA Piper Australia
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper is recognised for its capable and sophisticated offering in fund formation and fund structuring. The practice advises major asset management clients both domestically and internationally. The team boasts proven strength in the formation of retail and wholesale funds and demonstrates the ability to assist high-profile institutional investors. Its notable clients include Ares Management Corporation, Manulife Financial Corporation and Whitehelm Capital.
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  3. Ashurst
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
  4. Baker McKenzie
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 3
4
Band 4
  1. 4
    Hall & Wilcox
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Hall & Wilcox is experienced in advising investment fund managers, asset managers and trustees on the establishment and raising of both wholesale and retail funds. The practice boasts a strong offering in the property funds space, with expertise in acting for international and domestic clients on a range of matters, including fund acquisitions and restructures. The firm's notable clients include HOPE Housing Fund Management, JY Holdings and KM Property Funds.
  2. K&L Gates
    4
    K&L Gates
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    K&L Gates is noted for its respected team with strong cross-border capabilities. The practice demonstrates experience assisting clients on the formation of venture capital funds, with additional expertise in relation to retail funds, especially unit trusts and REITs. The team is also noted for acting on behalf of superannuation funds, advising on regulatory matters and fund investments. The firm's notable clients include ReGen Ventures, Wingate Group and Paspalis Asset Management.
  3. EY Law
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  4. Johnson Winter Slattery
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  5. McMahon Clarke
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4
  6. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Investment Funds
    Asia-Pacific 2023 | Band 4