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Tony Dhar
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Tony Dhar is a funds and financial services law specialist. He has extensive experience acting for leading Australian and global fund managers, institutions and government bodies.

Tony advises a broad range of industry participants including issuers and distributors of retail wealth management products, institutional and government funds, trustee companies, debt and notes issuers and listed investment companies. He also advises prudentially regulated businesses such as superannuation trustees, insurers and specialised financial institutions.

25 years in practice, his transactional expertise spans fund formation, investments and restructures, A-REIT listings, capital raisings, demutualisations and business sales and transfers.

He provides strategic advice on product development, fund structuring and investments, regulatory and governance matters, responsible entity and trustee duties. He also regularly advises clients on disclosure, financial services licensing and exemptions, member approval processes, deed interpretation and amendment, anti-money laundering and statutory approvals under FIRB, Financial Sector Shareholding and Insurance Act requirements.

His clients include such leading organisations as Australian United Investment Company, Capital International, Goldman Sachs & Partners Australia, Hertz, Interactive Data, Lazard, MyState Financial, Neuberger Berman, Southern Finance, and The Trust Company.

Tony has worked as an international lawyer in Singapore, and is a regular speaker and author on Corporations Act and funds management topics.

19 May 2015

The ASX has amended its Operating Rules to enhance disclosure requirements and facilitate the expansion of non-conventional exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as synthetic products and foreign collective investments, on ASX AQUA. Current and prospective issuers of ETFs and Managed Funds on ASX AQUA need to understand the new requirements and ensure compliance with them.

22 April 2015

Significant Investor Visa (Subclass 188) nominations (and invitations to lodge a formal application) will be temporarily suspended from 24 April 2015 until 30 June 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced.

6 March 2015

Austrade and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) are developing a new framework for the Significant Investor Program (SIV) visa, including a new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) category).

Updated 11 August 2014

The Australian financial services industry is undergoing significant reform aimed at improving the trust and confidence of Australian retail investors in the financial planning sector. The reforms are the Australian Government's response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services' Inquiry into financial products and services in Australia.

13 June 2014

Minter Ellison has been "Highly Commended" for its innovation in corporate strategy by the Financial Times, which this week launched its inaugural FT Asia Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report.

2015