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We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
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Austin is a corporate and financial services lawyer specialising in investment funds and hedge funds.
He helps domestic and international fund managers to understand and navigate all aspects of the Australian regulatory regime including establishing and restructuring investment vehicles, Australian financial services licensing, disclosure obligations and negotiating contracts.
Austin is ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific as a Band 1 Investment Funds lawyer who can "balance the law with the commercial aspects and tailor his advice to the realities." He was nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the Experts Guide: Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers as an outstanding practitioner in this field.
Advising on a number of regulatory matters, including the preparation of a product disclosure statement for the Emerging Leaders Fund.
Acting on the establishment and launch of AllianceBernstein’s registered funds for the retail market.
Acting for Macquarie Investment Management Ltd on the MBO sale of its private equity business.
Acting for a number of SEC registered investment advisers on obtaining the foreign financial services provider ASIC class order exemption from holding an Australian financial services licence.
Acting for Mason Stevens Ltd on the establishment and offers of its registered and unregistered funds.
Ranked as a leading Investment Funds lawyer
Ranked as a leading Investment Funds Lawyer
Widely respected, Austin Bell is in demand for being able to "balance the law with the commercial aspects and tailor his advice to the realities."
Experts Guide: The World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers
On 1 June 2018, ASIC released Consultation Paper 301 in connection with the Australian financial services (AFS) licensing exemptions applicable to foreign financial service providers (FFSP...
The target is within sight for the draft Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) legislation to be finalised.
Foreign financial service providers (FFSPs), that provide financial services to wholesale clients in Australia relying on one of the FFSP Class Order exemptions from holding an Australian financial...