Ms. Hastilow is a leading adviser to clients in the investment management industry. She has a demonstrated track record of assisting clients through complex investment funds transactions, buying and selling investment funds management businesses, significant regulatory and business change and regulatory challenges. She has particular experience in advising equities, fixed income, real estate and alternative fund managers and institutional owners of these businesses.
Ms. Hastilow also regularly assists investment fund managers with their day-to-day legal requirements such as advising on new fund establishment, product disclosure and distribution, investment management agreements, custody agreements and administration agreements. She advises clients on Australian financial services licensing, breach reporting, registered scheme requirements, trustee powers and duties and financial services law compliance.
She is also proactively involved in industry and government discussions on major regulatory reforms shaping the investment management industry within Australia. Ms. Hastilow is regularly sought-after by clients as a sounding-board on strategy proposals and advises on issues such as responsible entity decision making, directors' duties and strategies for addressing major regulatory developments.
In 2016 Ms. Hastilow was recognised as one of Australia’s top Investment Funds lawyers and leading Financial Services Regulation lawyers by Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directory.
Prior to joining at K&L Gates, Ms. Hastilow worked for an Australian commercial law firm where she established its leading Funds Management and Financial Services practices.