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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Flying high: Maddocks acts on sale of private pilot training school to private equity July 6, 2018

Friday 6 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. … Continued

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Choose your opinions wisely: The Fair Work Commission clarifies approach to conflicting medical reports July 16, 2018

In CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou [2018] FWCFB 1005 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) clarified that it will make an independent assessment of medical evidence when considering capacity for … Continued

Pip Bell Consultant

Background

Pip is an experienced funds management and financial services specialist. She has covered domestic and offshore regulated and unregulated funds, separately managed accounts, investment mandates, structured investment products, broking services and deposit products.

Prior to joining Maddocks, Pip held a number of private practice, in-house and regulatory roles, most recently at Westpac advising clients across Westpac Institutional Bank and BT Financial Group.

Legal expertise

Pip’s areas of expertise include:

  • product establishment and governance
  • investment management
  • custodian, distributor, broking and other service provider agreements
  • business restructures, offer document preparation and due diligence
  • issue of promotional material and investor communications
  • regulatory licensing and ongoing compliance obligations
  • client remediation and regulator engagement.

Relevant experience

Pip has assisted clients with:

  • financial product design and establishment
  • offer document preparation and due diligence
  • obtaining Australian financial services licences (AFSLs) and AFSL variations
  • obtaining class order and bespoke regulatory exemptions
  • registration of managed investment schemes
  • preparing, reviewing and updating compliance, risk management and product governance framework documents
  • business sales, acquisitions and transitions
  • negotiating agreements for trustee, investment manager, custody, broking, registry and administration services
  • responding to audit and regulator inquiries
  • resolving incidents and customer complaints