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Superannuation and Funds

Superannuation is simultaneously a pillar and growth area of our economy. The regulatory and compliance landscape for superannuation is complex and is constantly evolving. Our financial services team has a deep understanding of the policy, governance and compliance framework for superannuation across retail and industry funds, trustees and trustee companies, funds management, managed investment schemes, administrators, employers, investors and financial advisers.

We advise on the establishment and operation of domestic and cross-border investment funds for compliance with the financial services and managed investment regulatory regime. We also provide regulatory advice to domestic and foreign fund managers and a broad range of other financial services industry participants, including financial planning, broking, custody, investment insurance and self-managed super funds.

Key services

  • Advice on regulatory and compliance issues involving The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) APRA, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Superannuation Industry Supervision (SIS) Act generally
  • Liaising with regulators and industry bodies
  • Fund establishment, successor fund transfers and closures
  • Fund structures including managed investments, private equity funds, pooled and common funds
  • Custody agreements and arrangements
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Product design and variation, offer and disclosure documentation
  • Life insurance product reviews
  • Life insurance claims and disputes
  • Trustee obligations and directors duties
  • Anti- Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Funding advice
  • Privacy and cyber issues
  • Investment structures and joint ventures
  • Superannuation Guarantee advice
  • Litigation involving superannuation
  • Self-managed super funds
  • Disclosure obligations and advertising
  • Governance, compliance and outsourcing arrangements