Nikki Bentley is a financial lawyer based in Sydney and is the Australian head of the financial services team.
Nikki is recognised as one of Australia's leading lawyers in investment funds (Chambers). Her focus is in financial services and corporate law, with extensive experience in business establishment and structuring, fund establishment, funds merger and acquisition, product disclosure and distribution.
Nikki provides advice to leading Australian and global fund managers on a full range of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues facing their businesses. She has considerable experience in assisting clients with fund establishment (onshore and offshore), disclosure and distribution. Nikki regularly advises clients on establishing, buying, selling and restructuring their businesses. She also regularly assists clients responding to regulatory enquiries and investigations.
With more than 20 years funds management experience in private practice, government and as an in-house lawyer, Nikki's practice spans the range of funds management products, with particular expertise in hedge funds, property funds and equities.
Nikki is regularly involved in industry and government discussions on regulatory reforms impacting the Australian funds management industry. Nikki is a passionate advocate for the development of a new corporate collective investment vehicle because of the opportunities it could provide to grow the Australian funds management industry. She is the Honorary Legal Counsel and Chair of the Regulatory Committee for the Australian branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and is a regular participant on the Financial Services Council (FSC) working groups.
- High Court of Australia 2007
- Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand 1996
ASIC has reached out to respondents to Consultation Paper 301 Foreign financial services providers (CP 301), including industry bodies to provide an update on this relief..
December 19, 2018
ASIC has today extended relief for certain foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) in sufficiently equivalent regulatory regimes from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence (AFSL) when providing financial services to wholesale clients. .
September 21, 2018