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Ian Coltman Extensive corporate and financial services law experience


Ian Coltman

Ian Coltman
LLB, B.Ec,
Grad Dip Bus Admin

Ian Coltman has practiced law for over 25 years. He has extensive corporate, commercial and financial services law experience having worked at leading law firms in Melbourne and London, in senior roles with ASIC, and as the Head of Legal for the Australian arm of one of the world’s largest fund managers.

Before establishing Coltmans Legal in 2011, Ian spent seven years as Head of Legal for the Australian arm of Invesco, a global fund manager. Ian was also Company Secretary and responsible for all legal and compliance issues under various regulatory regimes including financial services, managed investments, superannuation and anti money laundering.

In 2001 Ian joined ASIC to conduct the Water Wheel litigation, a landmark insolvent trading case. He was also appointed Assistant Director of Consumer Protection - Enforcement, leading a team responsible for consumer protection issues in the financial services sector. As a senior member of the Enforcement Directorate he became familiar with the priorities and approach of this key regulator across a range of issues.

The first 15 years of Ian’s career were spent in private practice specialising in commercial litigation. Working for firms including Phillips Fox and Anderson Rice in Melbourne and Wide Sapte in London, Ian developed expertise in contract, corporate, insolvency and consumer protection law issues and participated in significant trials for clients ranging from private individuals to international financial institutions.

A detailed Curriculum Vitae  is available on request.

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