Mona Sukkar

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (Hons)/BComm

Industries

Practices

Mona is a skilled financial services lawyer. She has experience advising clients on a broad range of matters including the establishment and operation of managed investment schemes, Australian financial services licensing and compliance requirements, as well as disclosure requirements (including the preparation and review of product disclosure statements and information memoranda).

Mona is passionate about helping clients achieve their intended outcomes while navigating a complex regulatory environment and maintaining compliance with various ASIC policies.

Experience

  • Assisting with the merger of two property trusts and subsequent ASX listing of the merged group, including assisting with a range of matters to meet statutory and ASIC requirements relating to the restructure proposal, and advising on fund-related regulatory matters.
  • Advising Newmark Capital on the establishment of a real estate fund.
  • Assisting an Australian fund manager to undertake the financial services regulatory due diligence for the acquisition of another funds management business, including reviewing a data room of documents from a financial services perspective.
  • Advising KM Property Funds on the establishment of single-asset property funds.
  • Advising Australian Unity on a proposed offering of traditional trustee company services involving powers of attorney for individual clients and a common investment in the trustee’s common fund.
  • Reviewing past performance disclosures in marketing material from a regulatory perspective and preparing a compliance matrix for Cooper Investors in relation to which all key regulatory and compliance obligations relevant to Cooper Investors as the holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence were identified.
  • Reviewing Product Disclosure Statements and providing related regulatory advice for Bennelong Funds Management.

Awards and recognition

Australasian Lawyer
Rising Star 2020

Latest thinking

Financial Services | 22 Apr 2022

Getting ready for the CCIV regime: ASIC offers unilateral AFSL variations to licensees to facilitate the transition

In the most recent development of the new CCIV regime, ASIC has begun sending out letters to existing AFS licensees offering an ‘opt in’ licence variation.