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Stuarts Corporate & Funds Team Hires New Attorney

Stuarts is pleased to announce that Joseph Bates has been hired as an Associate on the Corporate and Investment Funds Teams, effective March 2023.

Joseph brings significant experience and knowledge in Corporate Law to the firm, including cross-border M&A transactions, capital raisings, investment fund formations and a broad range of commercial agreements and transactions. He regularly advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions including buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, de-listings, corporate restructurings, venture capital investments, privatisations, joint ventures, investment fund formation and all aspects of day-to-day commercial agreements. He has knowledge and a keen interest in the technology, healthcare, hospitality, renewable energy and resources industries and upholds an exceptionally high level of customer excellence in all of his dealings. 

Joseph is responsible for advising fund managers on the structuring and formation of hedge and private equity funds and the day-to-day administration of funds in the Cayman Islands. Joseph advises on the use of companies, partnerships and unit trusts in the context of investment funds as well as advising on a broad range of general corporate matters. His clients include institutional fund sponsors, boutique investment managers and private equity houses.

Joseph also brings significant in-house experience managing complex legal projects having completed secondments at a major Japanese trading house, where he advised on global joint venture projects in the resources sector, and Australia’s largest infrastructure project, WestConnex advising on its ongoing M&A activities.

Prior to joining Stuarts, Joseph worked at a number of leading international law firms in Sydney, Australia including Baker McKenzie and Ashurst.

See Joseph Bate's Profile.

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