Baker & McKenzie's Financial Services Group is one of the premier structured products legal practices in Australia. The Group is unique in that they draw on the experience of a senior team of lawyers who focus solely on structured equities and derivatives, funds management, tax structuring, financial markets, superannuation, regulation and disclosure.
The Group's experience and commitment to client service has made them the preferred team for a number of the world's leading banks, financial institutions and fund managers, including the market leaders in Australia. The Group works with their clients to think laterally and develop innovative, yet practical, structures appropriate for the current economic climate.
The Group is regarded as the go-to practice for structuring and establishment of innovative structured investment and access products that provide investors with exposures to asset classes not previously available for mainstream investment. The Group regularly advise industry participants on the establishment and offering of structured equity and deposit products, Australian and offshore managed funds, AFS licensing issues, fiduciary duties, investment management agreements, custodial duties, anti-money laundering compliance, the preparation of compliance and offer documents, and appropriate tax structuring for products.