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Update – Recent developments in Open Banking – the Consumer Data Right

08 Jun 2021
Update – Recent developments in Open Banking – the Consumer Data Right

Michael Mavromatis

Special Counsel

Please find our update on Open Banking below, along with details of recent developments and upcoming changes. “Open Banking” is the application of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the…...

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How to write a shorter SoA: The Power of Pruning!

03 Jun 2021
How to write a shorter SoA: The Power of Pruning!

Clarisse Berenger

Lawyer

  One of the general fundamentals of gardening, is that to nurture a plant, and maximise its beauty and proliferation for future seasons, is the need to skilfully prune the…...

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FACT SHEET: Checklist for setting up a Cryptocurrency (Virtual Asset) Exchange in Australia

03 Jun 2021
FACT SHEET: Checklist for setting up a Cryptocurrency (Virtual Asset) Exchange in Australia

Sarah Archer

Senior Associate

Before you set up a cryptocurrency exchange… ☐  Determine the service(s) you will provide as part of your cryptocurrency exchange, and what will be traded.  For example, consider: Will you…...

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5 Frequently asked Questions about Setting up a Cryptocurrency Exchange in Australia

01 Jun 2021
5 Frequently asked Questions about Setting up a Cryptocurrency Exchange in Australia

Sarah Archer

Senior Associate

  Are you thinking of setting up a crypto exchange?  Given the number of enquiries we receive on this particular question, we thought it would be useful to set out…...

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Financial Services Compliance: Save or Spend?

06 May 2021
Financial Services Compliance: Save or Spend?

Zoe Higgins

Special Counsel

When new clients are looking to engage us for the first time, they sometimes ask us for recommendations on what our first task should be. This is obviously more likely…...

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Keeping your AML/CTF Program up-to-date

01 Apr 2021
Keeping your AML/CTF Program up-to-date

Naomi Fink

Senior Associate

Outsourcing KYC obligations If you are bound by the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) legislation[1], (that is, you are a “reporting entity”), you must have in place policies…...

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Essentials of common Services Agreements in Financial Service

25 Mar 2021
Essentials of common Services Agreements in Financial Service

Alexa Bowditch

Lawyer

Service agreements are common agreements in many industries, not just in the financial services industry.  A service agreement is a contract made between two parties that sets out the specific…...

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Increased Competition Scrutiny in the Financial Services Sector by the ACCC

02 Mar 2021
Increased Competition Scrutiny in the Financial Services Sector by the ACCC

Annabelle Chai

Lawyer

The role of the ACCC in the financial services sector has grown since the last time we explored its involvement back in 2012. Review of the Financial Services Sector Productivity…...

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Section 30 and Section 33 Notices – ASIC’s Power to Compel Production of Books

01 Feb 2021
Section 30 and Section 33 Notices – ASIC’s Power to Compel Production of Books

Rachel Erlich

Senior Associate

The Australian Securities and Investments Act 2001 (Act) gives ASIC the power to issue section 30 and section 33 notices compelling the production of certain books. Section 30 and section…...

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