Zein El Hassan is a leading financial services and investment funds lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. He advises on all aspects of managed funds, superannuation, life insurance, structured and retirement products, product and entity rationalisation, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestments within the financial services industry.
Zein has extensive experience in advising on investment structures and investment due diligence for retail and wholesale investment funds across all asset classes, as well as advising on master trusts, security trustees and other trust structures.
He has advised on the licensing and corporate governance structures of many of Australia’s leading financial institutions and trustee businesses, with a particular focus on corporate governance, board responsibilities and their resourcing and outsourcing arrangements.
Zein has also been involved in various restructuring, distressed assets and remediation projects within the financial services industry, including strategic reviews, unit pricing errors, regulatory investigations, suspension of redemptions, as well as the defence and hostile takeover of the trusteeship of managed funds.
Zein is a regular speaker at industry forums and the author of many articles and thought leadership papers. He also lectured in the University of NSW Masters of Laws course on Financial Services.