Sarah Archer

LinkedinSenior Associate

Sarah re-joined the team at Holley Nethercote in January 2018 after leaving the internship program in 2012.  She has experience in commercial law, franchising law, employment and workplace relations law, competition and consumer law and financial services law.

Admitted to Practice


Key Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Franchising Law
  • Employment Law

Career Achievements

  • Tailored Regulatory Exchange (T-REX) Editor


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (French)

Favourite Quote

“Eloquent in its brevity.” ~ Thank You for Smoking

My Thoughts

Blockchain bricks and crypto cathedrals: a breakdown of the key terms

08 Mar 2022

There’s a saying in improv: “Bring a brick, not a cathedral”. While improv and the wonderful world of crypto aren’t comparable, the saying is a good reminder that you don’t need to “know it all”…

Ongoing Fee Arrangements – Frequently Asked Questions

07 Jul 2021

  We've received a few questions from clients about the new Ongoing Fee Arrangements (OFA), so our team of lawyers and consultants have teamed up to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Consent…

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

03 Jun 2021

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 exchange crypto to fiat, crypto…

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

01 Jun 2021

  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 some key points for you…

A new AFS licensing regime for Foreign Financial Service Providers

31 Mar 2020

Foreign financial service providers will be subject to a new regulatory regime from 1 April 2020, which will require a number of previously exempt foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) to hold an Australian Financial Services…

5 things to know about the FASEA Code of Conduct

28 Feb 2020

Those of you caught-up in the wonderful world of FASEA have likely spent more time than you care to count deliberating with colleagues, reading about and considering the impact of the FASEA Code of Ethics…

The Consequences of a Poor Corporate Culture

25 May 2019

Corporate culture has been a particular emphasis of financial services in recent times and was a primary focus of the Hayne Royal Commission. But what are the consequences of having a poor culture – and…