Colin Biggers & Paisley adds ex-ASIC lawyer to corporate team

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Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP) has appointed Hamish Ratten as special counsel to its corporate and commercial team in Melbourne, following a string of other notable hires for the practice.

Ratten transfers from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) where he was involved in the regulation and oversight of the investment management industry. He also advised the regulator and other government bodies on international financial services regulatory matters.

Ratten has more than a decades’ worth of experience and specialises in investment management and financial services regulation. In his new role, Ratten will provide additional expertise for the team in servicing its funds management, property and non-bank lending clients.

"Hamish brings with him significant experience working with fund managers and financial service providers on public and private fund establishment, portfolio management and investment advisory arrangements. This is an area of our practice that is continuing to grow and Hamish will be a great asset to our team,” said Jon Meadmore, head of CBP’s corporate and commercial team.

Other notable hires for the practice over the past few months include special counsel Steven Lurie and senior associate Timothy Coghlan. The law firm has also promotion of Patrick Cavanagh to senior associate in the insurance group.

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