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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 appointed to Commonwealth Government legal services panel August 19, 2019

Monday 19 August 2019 The strong growth of Maddocks in Canberra has been given a further boost by the firm’s appointment to the new Commonwealth Legal Services Panel. The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department announced the successful … Continued

Latest Article

Can you avoid an arbitration agreement for ‘convenience? August 22, 2019

Disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects typically involve multiple contractual relationships, often triggering separate disputes between principal and head contractor, principal and superintendent and head contractor and subcontractor (amongst others). While the most efficient … 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