Venn King Special Counsel

Venn King is a Special Counsel in KHQ’s Corporate & Commercial team.

Venn utilises his broad corporate and finance experience in the context of M&A deals and complex investment structuring transactions. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and investment structuring, financing and advisory work, and general corporate advice, including a significant regulated element. Venn has particular expertise in investment funds (private equity and other styles) for real estate and infrastructure, indirect real estate investment vehicles, transactions for corporate packaged high-value assets, and joint ventures for property investment and development.

Venn brings a wealth of experience from the high level advising he has done on a large number of transactions, in both Australia and the United Kingdom, acting for a number of significant companies, including investors, investment advisers, fund managers, property companies and corporate clients.

Latest News & Insights

“They didn’t tell me that!” Disclosure regimes for financial products face renewed scrutiny


Posted By on 16/10/19 at 11:31 AM

By Adrian Faelli (Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) On 14 October 2019, ASIC and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (“AFM”) released a joint report critical of current disclosure regimes in respect of the full range of financial products across multiple jurisdictions. Entitled “Disclosure: Why it shouldn’t be the default”, the report acknowledges … Read more

Hello Australian Financial Complaints Authority – what now?


Posted By on 1/10/18 at 4:41 PM

By Stephanie Koumbarakos (Trainee Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) Complaints – nobody needs them, but everyone has them!  Which is why there have to date been a variety of external dispute resolution (“EDR”) systems approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) in the financial services arena.  But who needs multiple dispute resolutions … Read more

Financial services – may the licence be with you …


Posted By on 20/09/18 at 7:30 AM

… or why corporate advisers really need an Australian Financial Services Licence By Venn King (Special Counsel) and Darrell Choong (Trainee Lawyer) There has been a great disturbance in the Force … or the financial services world at least! A recent case, Validus Advisory Group v Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd [2018] NSWSC 417 (“Validus”) has shone … Read more

Use of restricted terminology by financial advisers – ASIC strikes again!


Posted By on 17/08/18 at 9:43 PM

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is continuing in its relentless drive to raise standards in the Australian financial advice industry, with its recent action to require a number of financial advisory outfits to retract claims of “independence”. Restricted terminology Under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Corporations Act) and other laws, entities are … Read more

Dover Financial – lessons for authorised representatives


Posted By on 25/06/18 at 10:44 AM

By Clea Cole (Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) Ongoing investigation by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) into Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (“Dover Financial”, one of Australia’s largest financial planning businesses) has highlighted the risks associated with financial planners becoming authorised representatives under another party’s Australian financial services licence (“AFSL”). An “authorised … Read more