Glenda Hanson

Glenda Hanson

Glenda Hanson is a Special Counsel in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where she specialises in investment funds and financial services regulation.  Her 20 years of experience in the firm's funds team ranges from major transactions in the listed market, to launching AQUA quoted products and managed investment schemes for both retail and wholesale investors. 

Glenda has advised extensively on structuring and restructuring funds (including stapled structures), capital raising, licensing, disclosure, investment management, governance, compliance and custody.  She has served on several FSC working groups, recently being involved with the attribution MIT reforms, and responses to the proposed corporate collective investment vehicle and product suitability and intervention laws.

Before joining Mallesons in 1996, Glenda worked in house for seven years with a small funds management business where her roles included legal and compliance manager and general manager.

Representative matters

  • Westfield: $32 billion sale to Unibail-Rodamco – regulatory (2018)
  • Walsh & Company: IPO of Evans & Partners Global Disruption Fund (2017)
  • Lendlease: Capital raising for Barangaroo Tower 1 (2015)
  • AMP Capital: Alliance with BetaShares for launch of exchange traded products (2015)
  • State Street Australia: Implementation of new custody regime (2015)
  • GDI Property Group: Initial public offer (2014)
  • Westfield Group: Restructure to form Scentre Group and Westfield Corporation (2013)
  • AMP Capital: Restructuring for integration with AXA business (2012)
  • Westfield Retail Trust: $12 billion restructure of Westfield Group and IPO of new group (2010)
  • Macquarie Cash Management Trust: unitholder meeting and restructure (2010)

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • The Society of Notaries of NSW Inc.


Legal insights

CCIV Mark II deals with the major stumbling blocks which had held back the CCIV from successful implementation.

27 August 2021

Stronger breach reporting laws have been on ASIC’s wish-list since the release of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce Report in December 2017. The legislation is proposed to come into effect on 30...

10 February 2020

Treasury has released drafts of the regulatory and tax legislation for the CCIV regime.

21 January 2019

This new draft adds provisions on related party transactions, members’ rights and meetings.

15 June 2018

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