Emma Donaghue


Email Address: emma.donaghue@mcmahonclarke.com

Phone: 61 7 3239 2957

Mobile: 61 402 338 823

Emma offers a unique combination of working first-hand in the industry as legal counsel for a corporate and government bonds specialist together with over 10 years' experience advising clients in the funds management and financial services industries. Emma's areas of practice include banking and finance transactions, the establishment and ongoing operation of MISs (listed and unlisted), and AFS licensing. She has particular expertise in debt funds, from establishment through to structuring and documenting debt facilities. Emma is recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia (2022, 2021) for Banking & Finance Law.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business – Queensland University of Technology
  • Masters of Laws – University of Melbourne
  • Solicitor – High Court of Australia
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland

Expertise and Specialisation

  • Funds Management
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Fund Finance

McMahon Clarke

Legal Services

Level 7, 100 Creek Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000

McMahon Clarke is nationally recognised as a market leader in Funds Management, Real Estate and Litigation. We collaborate, bringing together specialist skills and deep industry expertise across our focus areas so you can optimise your ability to create wealth, build successful businesses, and manage risk.

Ranked as leaders in investment funds and real estate Australia-wide (Chambers Asia-Pacific), we have a proud history spanning almost 30 years as pioneers and acclaimed specialists in the funds management sector.

Our award-winning Funds Management team knows exactly what it takes to identify an investment opportunity, structure an investment fund, raise the necessary debt and equity finance, launch it in the marketplace, and remain focused on ongoing management issues for the life of the investment. We advise responsible entities and wholesale fund managers, as well as investment managers, platform operators, brokers, custodians, advisers, and other stakeholders in the financial services sector.

We work across all sectors of the funds management industry, from property and agribusiness funds, to equities, fintech, debt and private equity funds, to significant investor visa and alternative assets.

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