brings together a dedicated team of sector specialists who practise in the area of investment funds. The investment funds team comprises five partners and 28 other lawyers, spread across offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Key areas of sector expertise include: advising on all aspects of the design and ... formation of funds, including retail and wholesale funds and stapled groups, listed and unlisted, across many asset classes and investment strategies; acting for listed and unlisted funds raising capital in the equity and debt capital markets and advising on all aspects of IPOs, capital raisings, private placements, rights issues and hybrid and structured products; assisting fund managers to amend fund constitutions, change responsible entities, document fund financing, undertake PDS rollovers, advise on marketing and advertising restrictions, prepare for members' meetings, and deal with voting exclusions and corporate governance and regulatory issues; and helping funds, financial services providers and issuers of financial products chart their way through a complex regulatory environment, advising clients on Australian financial services regulations. Allens frequently works with its alliance partner, Linklaters, to provide clients with support internationally. The firm's broader team includes members of the following practice areas; tax, banking and finance, M&A, financial services regulation, infrastructure, real estate, projects and disputes.