Funds Management Financial Services Lawyer

Michael Mavromatis

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Michael advises on legal, compliance and regulatory requirements affecting various financial services businesses. Michael comes from senior in-house roles across large national and multi-national financial services providers, including major fund managers and platform providers. Michael’s practice areas include funds management, platforms, superannuation, IDPSs, managed accounts and financial services generally.  Michael has been a legal professional since 2001 and joined the firm in 2020.

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Key Areas of Expertise

  • Funds management
  • Platforms
  • Superannuation
  • Managed accounts
  • Custody and administration
  • Regulatory reporting obligations for financial services providers
  • Outsourcing arrangements
  • General commercial
  • Payments (including purchased payment facilities)
  • Client money rules
  • Derivatives

Career Achievements

  • Directly involved in all stages of the design and development of managed accounts solutions across a number of platforms, including advising on the structuring of those products and all required legal agreements
  • Frequent liaison with regulators, securities exchanges and financial services industry groups, IDPSs, managed accounts and financial services generally
  • Member of the Australian management committee for a foreign financial services provider
  • Implementation of fund manager rebates and rebate frameworks
  • Advising responsible entities, investment managers, platform operators and trustees of superannuation funds on their legal and regulatory obligations


  • Masters in Law (Corporate and Commercial Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) with major in Business Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce, with double major in Economics & Finance
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment

Favourite Quote

“Sometimes you have to create a vision, a path for a vision.  It may not be apparent, and you may have to forge it yourself.  And that will be the way to move your life forward.”  — Herbie Hancock

My Thoughts

Design and Distribution Obligations – deferred but not forgotten. What do you need to do to prepare for the DDO regime?

23 Jul 2020

The design and distribution obligations (DDO) may have been deferred for six months, but they’re not going away. Product issuers and distributors still need to prepare for the commencement of this regime – now set…

If you thought that breach reporting was tough enough now…

12 Mar 2020

Australia’s dob-yourself-in breach reporting is hard now, but things are about to get a lot harder. A new Bill (an exposure draft at this stage) seeks to amend the Corporations Act 2001, to expand the…