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K&L Gates Continues Growth of Financial Services Practice with Melbourne Partner and Special Counsel Appointments

10 December 2019

Melbourne - Global law firm K&L Gates has further bolstered its financial services team with the addition of partner Paul Faure and special counsel Ravi Jayemanne, who both join the firm’s Melbourne office from Holding Redlich.

Faure has more than 19 years of experience advising large industry and public sector superannuation funds in relation to their investments in Australia and international jurisdictions. He supports his clients on a wide range of superannuation and funds management issues including investment acquisitions and divestments, investment structuring, fund establishment, managed investment schemes, and private equity, property, and hedge funds. Faure also has extensive experience advising on corporate and investment holding structures, regulatory compliance, and governance and risk issues.

Like Faure, Jayemanne focuses on funds management, investments, regulatory compliance and superannuation advisory work. His significant experience includes several secondments with leading industry superannuation funds.

“Ravi and I are delighted to join K&L Gates’ highly regarded financial services practice, which includes a particularly strong investment management team,” said Faure. “With Australian superannuation funds increasingly looking to invest offshore, we look forward to being part of a global practice through which we will have tremendous opportunities to leverage the firm's substantial network to support our clients on significant cross-border work.”

Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Australia, stated: “Paul and Ravi bring decades of experience to K&L Gates’ investment management team in Australia, which also recently welcomed Kane Barnett as a partner in Sydney. Our financial services practice has experienced strong and sustained growth in recent months and we are delighted that our clients will now benefit from Paul and Ravi's significant knowledge and experience. It is a pleasure to welcome them to the firm.”

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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