Media Release | 29 July 2010

Hall & Wilcox advises APN on strategic partnership with ARA

Leading Melbourne law firm Hall & Wilcox has advised ASX listed boutique real estate investment manager APN Property Group Limited (APN) on its strategic partnership with Asian real estate funds management company, ARA Asset Management Limited (ARA).

The transaction involved a placement of 15% of the issued capital in APN to ARA and the acquisition by APN of ARA Strategic Capital I Pte Limited (the manager of the ARA Asian Asset Income Fund). It is anticipated that Singapore based ARA will also provide seed capital to support future APN funds management activities.

The Hall & Wilcox team was led by managing partner Tony Macvean and included senior associate James Morvell and lawyer Tess Lynch. Tony Macvean travelled to Singapore with the APN team as part of the initial discussions and due diligence.

Tony commented, “We greatly value our long-standing relationship with APN and were pleased to be able to assist with this important strategic transaction”.

The Hall & Wilcox Financial Services – Funds Management team is made up of experts in funds management and financial services law and practice. Our team advises on the full range of funds management issues and transactions.


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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