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Expertise

Sean has more than 16 years of experience as a lawyer in the superannuation industry. His expertise includes funds management, corporate and commercial, and superannuation. 

Sean advises superannuation trustees across a wide range of areas, including:

  • reviewing and negotiating investment documentation, especially regarding unlisted private equity, venture capital and alternatives
  • analysis and due diligence relating to investment structures (domestic and foreign)
  • custody, securities lending and administration agreements
  • successor fund transfers
  • custody transitions
  • bid and consortium documentation
  • investment management agreements
  • regulatory compliance (including under SIS, Corporations Act and APRA Prudential Standards)
  • AFSL and RSE licensing requirements
  • outsourcing and business continuity requirements
  • drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and related documents 
  • investor rights, including shareholders’ and unitholders’ agreements
  • derivatives and ISDA documentation, including APRA margining and risk mitigation standards and ASIC transaction reporting requirements
  • corporate law and governance
  • trust law and trustees’ duties
  • directors’ duties (including trustee directors’ duties)
  • dispute resolution and litigation
  • death and disability claims and disputes
  • confidentiality, security and privacy of information.

Experience

Sean's experience includes:

  • acted as lead lawyer for superannuation fund seed investors in the Brandon Capital Medical Research Commercialisation Fund 3, then (2015) Australia’s largest venture capital fund
  • acted as lead lawyer for superannuation fund investors in the acquisition of interests in several United States shopping centres
  • acted as lead lawyer in the transition of $1 billion worth of private equity assets to a new trustee of a special purpose vehicle
  • acted in a number of successor fund transfers, including drafting and negotiating transfer deeds between trustees and implementing the transfer of underlying assets
  • renegotiating a number of custody agreement for various superannuation funds, including on changes of custodian.

Publications

09 May 2018 - Blog

Holding Redlich’s expert guide to the 2018 federal budget

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Our experts analyse the key budget announcements and outline the essential takeaways for business in areas including transport, superannuation & financial services, construction & infrastructure, property, technology, media & communications, workplace relations, immigration, planning & environment, and taxation. 

10 May 2017 - Blog

Holding Redlich’s expert guide to the 2017 Federal Budget

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Our experts summarise the key budget announcements in the areas of transport; superannuation financial services; infrastructure; property; technology, media communications; workplace relations...

23 May 2018 - Blog

What's News in Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services? – 23 May 2018

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Helping make your super work harder in retirement: TREASURY - 17 May 2018 - The Turnbull Government is progressing reforms announced in the 2018-19 Budget to secure the retirement incomes of Australians and improve their standard of living in retirement.