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

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