Pip Bell

Practice Leader Regulatory and Specialist Counsel

Pip is a funds management and financial services specialist with a significant range and depth of private practice, in-house and regulatory experience. She is as well known among her extensive professional network for her technical expertise, professional diligence, focus and proficient attention to detail as she is for her ability to inject her creative energy and sense of humour in to everything she does.

Prior to joining PMC Legal in 2016 she held positions as a senior lawyer with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, senior associate with Baker McKenzie (where she worked closely with Paula) and then Minter Ellison.  She has also done long secondments with fund managers BlackRock and AMP Capital and worked at Westpac advising clients in both Westpac Institutional Bank and BT Financial Group.

Pip has covered domestic and offshore regulated and unregulated funds, separately managed accounts, investment mandates, structured investment products, broking services and deposit products.  She has advised on product establishment and governance, investment management, custodian, distributor and other service provider agreements, business restructures (including change of trustee and responsible entity), offer document preparation and due diligence, issue of promotional material and investor communications, regulatory licensing and ongoing compliance obligations, client remediation and regulator engagement.

Pip is currently chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section.  She has presented to the Independent Compliance Committee Members Forum and been involved in the Compliance Risk Executive Women forum and issue-specific working groups of the Financial Services Council.

Pip likes to help others beyond her professional life and enjoys taking on long distance (including marathon) running, walking and swimming challenges to fundraise for charitable organisations, which has included raising over $30,000 for the Can Too Foundation to fund cancer research.

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