Joanne M.Dwyer (Jo)

Of Counsel

Brisbane + 61.7.3085.7034

Jo Dwyer has more than 25 years of experience advising the superannuation (retirement income) industry, including implementation of regulatory changes, product design, member communications and disclosure obligations, administration, insurance and investment, and fund mergers and wind ups.

Jo's practice also includes advising employers on superannuation obligations and requirements, including superannuation guarantee interpretation, drafting clauses in contracts and enterprise agreements, default fund assessment and selection, and negotiation with superannuation providers.

She also has extensive experience advising managed funds, including establishment of new funds (registered and unregistered), assisting with applications for an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), variation of AFSLs, and regulatory advice and compliance.

Jo is an active participant in the superannuation industry in Queensland and nationally. She is a member of the Superannuation Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Queensland Executive Committee of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), and the Queensland Regional Council of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia).

Experience

  • Centuria merges with Primewest combining two leading real estate platformsJones Day advised Centuria Capital Group (Centuria), a leading multi-sector real estate funds management business, on its merger-of-equals with the Primewest Group (Primewest), an ASX-listed real estate funds management businesses, with assets across a range of listed, unlisted, and private funds.
  • LGIAsuper acquires Suncorp’s superannuation businessJones Day is advising LGIAsuper in the $45 million acquisition of Suncorp’s superannuation business, through the acquisition of Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited (SPSL).
  • Centuria Capital Group acquires 50% interest in Bass CapitalJones Day advised Centuria Capital Group in the acquisition of a 50% interest in Bass Capital Partners Pty Ltd (Bass), a real estate secured non-banking finance provider for development projects, which includes an option to acquire the remaining 50% interest in Bass in five years.