Media Release | 4 May 2010

Hall & Wilcox advises Patriot Asset Management on acquisition by Ironbark Asset Management

Leading Melbourne law firm Hall & Wilcox have advised boutique fund manager Patriot Asset Management (Patriot) on the acquisition by Ironbark Asset Management of its two funds, Patriot Australian Share Fund and the Patriot Small Companies Fund.

The Hall & Wilcox team, led by partner Harry New and supported by lawyer, Eugene Chen, completed the acquisition on behalf of Patriot on Friday, 30 April, 2010.

The two funds will now be managed by the highly rated Karara Capital and will be rebranded this month as Ironbark Karara Australian Share Fund and the Ironbark Karara Australian Small Companies Fund.

The Hall & Wilcox Financial Services team is made up of experts in funds management and financial services. The team is able to assist in establishing and advising fund managers in respect of numerous types of funds, including: preparing and reviewing product disclosure statements; preparing and amending constitutions and deed polls; licensing and assisting with AFSL preparation; compliance with ASIC and ASX requirements; dispute resolution;  conducting and/or managing due diligence; drafting and negotiating business relationship agreements; acquisitions and divestments; and generally acting as trusted advisor.

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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

DIRECTOR - PEOPLE & CULTURE

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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