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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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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  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. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

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Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … 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