Jim Boynton

Jim Boynton

Jim has over 30 years' experience in investment funds, products and services.

Jim advises on all legal and regulatory aspects. He assists clients to establish businesses in Australia, to develop products and to obtain licences. He also assists institutional investors to invest in investment funds and financial institutions to invest in financial services businesses (eg investing in boutique fund managers and buying, selling and integrating major funds management businesses and life companies).

He has chaired a number of industry body committees and regularly deals with government and regulators. Jim was named as a leading individual in numerous directories including in Investment Funds in Chambers and Partners - Australia 2011 - 2016 and in Financial Services Regulation in Chambers and Partners - Australia 2014 - 2016 editions.

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Recent Matters

  • Transfer of life insurance risk business from Macquarie Life to Zurich (2016)
  • Establishment of Qualitas Real Estate Opportunity Fund (2016)
  • Majority investor into Pro-Invest Australian and NZ hotels funds (2016)
  • Establishment of Australian Pacific Dairy Company and fund (2016)
  • Restructure of 8 Caledonia Australian equity funds (2016)
  • Investment by major investors into 3 Australian registered schemes (2016)
  • IOOF sale of investment managers to Henderson (2015)


  • 1985: Bachelor of Laws and Economics, University of Adelaide
  • 1990: Securities Institute of Australia Diploma
  • 1986 -1991: Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne
  • 1991 - 1992: Secondment, Linklaters & Paines, London
  • 1993 -1994: Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Melbourne
  • 1995 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney.
Legal insights

Law reform and recent cases are imposing further restrictions on how financial products can be marketed and sold.

19 December 2019

The falling cash rates in Australia continue to drive demand by retail investors for alternative investment products. As a result, 2019 has been another strong year for Australian and foreign...

16 December 2019

ASIC now has broad powers to intervene in capital raisings. In addition, from April 2021 issuers of certain products (e.g. hybrids) cannot raise capital from retail investors unless they prepare a...

14 October 2019

As anticipated in earlier announcements, ASIC announced today the extension of licensing relief for foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) to 31 March 2020.

10 September 2019

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