Andrew Pointer, Principal, has a unique combined 30+ years funds management and commercial law, trust company and global business development and management and compliance experience working in Sydney, Melbourne, USA and Hong Kong. 

Pointer Lawyers is a law firm with a difference. Experience matters.

Our funds management advice includes fund set up (wholesale and retail), licensing, trust deed, product disclosure statement, information memorandum, disclosure obligations, security trustee, property project management agreements.

Pointer Lawyers provide legal and non-legal consulting regulatory compliance advice and guidance, including AFSL/AML/KYC/AUSTRAC regulatory compliance advice and management, AFSL/ASIC reporting obligations,  compliance risks, reports, policies and procedures and regulatory compliant marketing material.

Pointer Lawyers commercial law advice includes pre-IPO and merger/acquisition due diligence; joint venture, consulting, distribution, agency, licensing, business sale and purchase, supply and procurement agreements; director duty and board advice.

Andrew Pointer has top tier law firm experience at Minter Ellison, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Australia) and Stephenson Harwood (Hong Kong).

Pointer Lawyers typically advise trustees, fund managers, foreign financial service providers (FFSP), property developers, investment managers, private clients, family offices and global businesses.

With extensive director-level local and global business experience, we also offer non-legal consulting services:

  • Joining dots, connecting senior business people with business needs
  • Non-executive director – financial services and global start-ups
  • Resident director for global companies establishing in Australia
  • Responsible manager – direct property, mortgage funds
  • Business management and development
  • Global corporate and fund administrator advisory.

Pointer Lawyers takes pride in the value of our ‘8 Pillars’ operating model. This means:

  • Clear and concise legal writing
  • Accurate advice
  • Timely advice
  • Delivering the best value solution for your business
  • Building strong, long-term client relationships
  • Being highly personable, easy to work with
  • Well-rounded legal and commercial approach and insights 
  • Affordable fees, normally fixed.

Our office is conveniently located in Martin Place, Sydney, in the heart of the CBD.

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pointer Lawyers provides the ‘trail’ of legal advice and non-legal consulting services for managed funds and global businesses.

About Us

Established by Andrew Pointer, with over 30 years combined legal, trustee company management and global business experience.

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A boutique firm providing funds management, commercial and regulatory compliance legal advice. We also provide non-legal consultancy services, including regulatory compliance, non-executive director of trustee and global start-up companies and resident director of companies being established in Australia.

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Our Difference

Lawyers are expected to know the law and provide good advice. We uniquely offer the value of legal advice and non-legal consulting services for local and global managed funds and businesses.

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Pointer Lawyers wholesale and retail managed fund services:

• set up (including recommending other required service providers)
• licensing requirements
• all documentation – including licensing, trust deed, product disclosure statement, information memorandum, investment management agreement, development management and related agreements
• disclosure obligations
• compliance with ASIC requirements and the Corporations Act.



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