In this chapter we recognise 10 of Australia’s leading private funds lawyers for their strong expertise across a wide range of domestic and international funds matters.
Most Highly Regarded
At King & Wood Mallesons, Mark McFarlane is well known for providing first-rate advice on complex fund formation and regulation to a range of domestic and foreign clients.
David Eliakim wins praise for the top-tier counsel he delivers to hedge, infrastructure and listed funds on sophisticated corporate transactions.
MinterEllison’s Michael Lawson is a highly regarded lawyer who gains plaudits for his first-class practice and is “very active on the listed fund side”.
Stuart Johnson is an esteemed regulatory lawyer who enjoys a stellar reputation for his expertise in capital markets, fund raisings, managed funds work and M&A.
Nikki Bentley at Ernst & Young has an impressive funds practice and over 20 years’ experience advising on financial law in Australia and internationally.
Ben Benson at K&L Gates is recommended by peers who credit him with deep expertise in private funds and highlight his “great offshore fund experience”.
Fadi Khoury at Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a prominent figure in the Australian market, and is regularly seen adeptly advising fund managers, investors and financial services firms.
John Moutsopoulos at KPMG is celebrated for his impressive private funds practice, which sees him skilfully advising, managing and executing transactions and projects.
Lewis Apostolou at Baker McKenzie displays considerable knowledge in advising clients through the process of domestic and cross-border capital markets and M&A transactions.
Nathan Cahill at Gilbert + Tobin is renowned among peers for his excellence in fund establishment and private equity investment.