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Our team is dedicated to supporting clients through their business activities and seek to assist them to achieve their commercial goals.

Capital Markets

Our clients range from public companies to small businesses and high net worth individuals.

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Financial Services

Our clients include Australian financial services licensees and responsible entities of Managed Investment Schemes.

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Commercial Litigation

We are well experienced in complex commercial litigation conducted in Courts, Tribunals and Arbitrations throughout Australia.

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Our principals, Alan Foster, Leath Nicholson and Shannon Ryan lead an experienced legal team dedicated to assisting our clients to achieve their optimal commercial goals.

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Alan Foster

Alan has been a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation since 1994.

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Leath Nicholson

Leath practices extensively in commercial and corporate transactions, particularly for ASX Listed public companies.

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Shannon Ryan

Shannon heads the firm's financial services and corporate transactions section.

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Andrew Bini

Andrew is a senior member of the financial services and corporate transactions team.

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Andrew Sarraf

Andrew regularly engages in commercial and corporate law matters and commercial and civil litigation.

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Structuring an unregistered managed investment scheme

Shannon Ryan (Director) and Will Kiernan (Solicitor)

Managed investments schemes are versatile investment structures which can be used to manage trusts (including cash management, property and equity funds) and a variety of other collective schemes (including agriculture, timeshare, mortgage, strata title or even film funds). Regardless of the investment, the key components of any managed investment scheme (‘MIS’) are that: (a) people…

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