Erik prioritises his relationships with clients, colleagues and other professionals to gain the confidence and understanding essential to being a trusted advisor. He is detail-orientated and approaches his work with a curious and open-minded manner.
Praised by clients for having “very good commercial and legal knowledge” as well as being “timely, cost effective and efficient”, Erik brings a depth of experience to our funds and financial services practice.
Erik’s extensive expertise covers financial services law, funds management (including all forms of collective investment vehicles), capital raisings and structuring and provision of financial products and services to wholesale and retail clients. Underpinning this is his deep knowledge of financial services regulatory matters, including financial services licensing, marketing, disclosure, distribution and issuance of financial products.
Erik offers clients over seventeen years of specialist experience in investment funds and financial services regulation. He has advised major financial services providers on the structuring, establishment and promotion of listed and unlisted funds, and capital raisings and fund restructures.
Erik has also advised Australian and foreign institutional investors on their participation in a wide range of collective investment schemes and investment arrangements as well as custody, investment management and similar arrangements.
With clients increasingly requesting further support in the changing regulatory environment (especially post the Financial Services Royal Commission), Erik has proven himself to clients as an intelligent, reliable and intuitive legal adviser assisting them to navigate complex financial services laws with a short and long term view of potential viability of financial services business and commercial risks, together with end customer considerations.
Clients noted Erik’s “knowledge of the financial services industry and his ability to deliver legal solutions to quite complex deals has been invaluable” and that “Erik’s key strengths are the ability to take a commercial and pragmatic view of legal problems and deliver executable solutions.”
Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Erik worked in the Investment Funds and Financial Services team at Clayton Utz.