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Tony Dhar

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.

24 September 2015

There is momentum behind the recognition of financial risks and opportunities associated with climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in over the horizon investment decisions. This is driven not only by ethical shareholder groups but increasingly on the international scene by leading institutions who are proactively engaging with the associated valuation, risk management and disclosure issues. These changes shape debate around the investment of client funds in Australia (where there is no member-direction) and could be the tipping point that mainstream trustees and portfolio managers would be ill-advised to ignore.

21 September 2015

MinterEllison is acting as Australian counsel on the largest-ever industrial property deal in Australia

17 July 2015

The rules have been released that govern the new Significant Investor Visa (SIV) regime and introduce the Premium Investor Visa (PIV) regime. The new rules came into effect on 1 July 2015.

12 June 2015

MinterEllison has won an FT Innovative Lawyers Award for our technology-driven solutions to help clients manage their businesses.

1 June 2015

Austrade and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced the new framework for complying investments for significant investor visa (SIV) and premium investor visa (PIV) applications to take effect on 1 July 2015.