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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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises Atomos Limited on key UK acquisition October 28, 2019

Monday 28 October 2019 Maddocks has advised ASX-listed global video technology company Atomos Limited on its acquisition of UK-based Timecode Systems. Atomos will purchase 100% of Timecode Systems, which develops unique and patented IP for … Continued

Latest Article

Has the ATO come knocking about your SMSF’s Investment Strategy? November 8, 2019

In August 2019, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) began contacting Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees and their auditors where ATO records indicated that more than 90% of an SMSF’s funds were held in one asset … 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