Jon Ireland

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8773
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8773
Jon Ireland

Jon Ireland

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Biography

Jon Ireland is a corporate and financial services lawyer based in Sydney. He leads our Australian funds and financial services practice.

Jon specialises in complex transactions, funds management and investment distribution.

Jon provides advice to leading Australian and international financial services clients on the full range of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues facing these businesses. He has considerable experience advising them on significant strategic initiatives including cross-border transactions, entering the Australian market, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring of their businesses.

Jon also regularly advises on day-to-day funds management issues including fund structuring, disclosure, investment management and outsourcing arrangements. He has particular expertise in the area of investment distribution and has advised on strategic investments into on-shore and offshore pooled investment vehicles acting for institutional and advisory clients.

Recently, Jon advised a global fund manager on the establishment of $2bn and $5bn fund-of-one registered schemes as part of the expansion of its Australian business. Jon has also advised on the negotiation of material outsourcing arrangements for a global investment bank and a scheme modernisation project for a leading Australian fund manager. Jon's experience also includes advising on the establishment of the Australian operations of a global diversified financial services business, including regulatory and corporate issues related to its expansion.

Jon's clients value his advice on recent law reforms, including around fees and costs disclosure (RG 97) and the incoming product design and distribution obligations. Jon is a regular participant on Financial Services Council working groups and has experience working with ASIC and Treasury on material law reforms.


Professional experience

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  • LLM, University of New South Wales (2012)
  • BA (Hons), University of Oxford (1997)
  • Admitted as a solicitor England and Wales 2001
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2004
  • English