Jones Day appoints experienced new hand to its Brisbane team

New of counsel will be part of the firm’s financial markets practice

Jones Day appoints experienced new hand to its Brisbane team
Joanne Dwyer

Jones Day has appointed Joanne Dwyer as of counsel in Brisbane.

Dwyer joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in Australian financial services regulatory law related to superannuation and managed funds. She has advised on fund mergers, regulatory advice and compliance and investment arrangements, including the drafting and negotiation of investment management agreements, legal due diligence and regulatory advice for direct investments. She has also handled matters regarding custody arrangements and transition of custody, administration arrangements and group life insurance.

Dwyer had previously been a special counsel at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and has been a member of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia's Queensland Executive Committee since 2001.

Dwyer also brings to the table experience in the establishment of both registered and unregistered new funds. She has assisted with Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) applications as well, and has received recognition from the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide and the Best Lawyers Peer Review.

“The arrival of an experienced, respected lawyer like Joanne to our team sends a clear message that Jones Day remains committed to providing our clients access to the premier legal talent in the region. She will be of great assistance to clients that are navigating an increasingly complex regulatory environment or that are contemplating significant transactions,” said John Cooper, partner-in-charge of the Jones Day Brisbane office.

The firm considers Dwyer’s expertise in funds and insurance to be a valuable asset as they seek to strengthen their position in the international financial markets field.

“As the global financial markets continue to evolve and adapt to further and tighter regulations, adding a talented, experienced lawyer like Joanne to our team in Brisbane adds considerable depth to what is already a very accomplished practice,” said Jay Tambe, the co-leader of Jones Day’s global financial markets practice. “Her demonstrated knowledge of the vibrant markets in Australia will make her an immediate resource to our clients.”

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