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Michael Hodgson
Special Counsel | Sydney

Michael is a special counsel in our Corporate team.

Michael’s areas of expertise are financial services licensing, funds management, mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings. Michael is a proactive lawyer with more than twenty years’ experience in providing smart, practical solutions to complex issues.

Michael has developed long-standing and valued relationships with local and international clients across a range of industries including fund managers, derivatives dealers and trading platform providers, stockbrokers, corporate advisors and property developers.

Michael regularly advises on licensing and disclosure issues and documentation for financial products including securities, managed investment products, exchange-traded and OTC derivatives and non-cash payment products.

He also assists clients with the establishment of registered and unregistered managed investment schemes, managed discretionary accounts, obtaining ASIC relief (eg foreign financial services provider passport relief, Australian market licence exemptions), equity and debt fundraisings by listed and unlisted companies and other corporate transactions such as mergers and takeovers, buy-backs, and share and business sales.