Funds and financial services

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia “is very experienced in handling clients' requests for the launch of funds. The lawyers are responsive and proactive, and fully able to understand our needs”. Investment Funds – Australia, Chambers and Partners, Asia Pacific 2015.

With specialists across the globe, we are part of a dedicated financial and investment services team. The scale of our practice sets us apart from the rest of the field.

Our funds and financial services group provides legal services across all aspects of the funds management and financial services industry. Our clients include trustees, managers and general partners across all asset classes and sectors. We are also actively involved in the development of innovative financial products in a changing regulatory and tax environment.

We count a number of Australia’s largest superannuation funds (pension funds) as our clients. Given the unique requirements, we provide support to fund trustees and asset consultants and other LPs on investment due diligence and negotiation of investment documents as well as governance matters. We also advise a wide range of other participants in the financial services industry including financial planning, broking, custody, insurance, SMSF and banking players.

We play an active role in all the key industry associations because we believe that ongoing participation in the industry is vital to stay ahead of continuing changes and developments.

We offer you:

  • access to our strong relationship with industry bodies and government including FSC, ASFA and Austrade which help us stay ahead of continuing changes and developments
  • first access to expertise in the design of innovative financial products in a changing regulatory and tax environment
  • access to our award winning team, and network of relationships globally
  • the weight and experience of a one of the largest global practices in the sector


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