NRF brings in K&L Gates' ex-global financial service practice co-lead

Liz Hastilow was also global chief legal and risk officer at First Sentier Investors

NRF brings in K&L Gates' ex-global financial service practice co-lead
Liz Hastilow

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has brought into its Sydney partnership Liz Hastilow, who used to co-head K&L Gates’ global financial services practice.

Hastilow joins the corporate and investment funds team. She spent 25 years in private practice before transitioning to the in-house legal team at First Sentier Investors.

As global chief legal and risk officer, she assisted the company on a complex trade sale to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. She also launched First Sentier Investors’ global risk management, legal, insurance, compliance, and governance functions.

Hastilow was also a member of the company’s global executive committee and served as managing director of First Sentier Investors’ Australian and New Zealand operations. Moreover, she chaired the Global Risk Committee amd was part of the Global Investment Committee.

She has guided cross-border M&A deals, new business establishment, joint venture arrangements, transition and integration arrangements, global board and governance arrangements, product development, investment fund structuring, distribution, governance and reporting, across all major asset classes. In addition, she has acted for clients in regulatory interactions, investigations and approvals; she also headed up submissions to government on regulatory reforms.

NRF chief executive partner in Australia Alison Deitz cited Hastilow’s “international experience, and familiarity with global business leadership, legal, regulatory and risk issues” as assets to the firm.

“The global investment and asset management industry is in a period of significant change and regulatory settings around the world continue to become more complex. The need for cross-border investment flows and smart investment solutions including into new and developing asset classes such as renewables infrastructure and technology and natural assets continues, despite geopolitical challenges”, Hastilow said.

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