Alexa Freeman

About Me

Alexa joined Holley Nethercote in the Sydney office in September 2016.  She has experience in commercial law and financial services law, particularly OTC derivatives.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Intellectual Property – Copyright & Trademarks
  • Over the counter (OTC) Derivatives
  • Privacy Law
  • Tax Law
Admitted to practice:  2016 
Career achievements: 
  • Working in-house in the commercial law team of a major financial institution.
  • Introducing and reviewing processes, procedures and technology to enable a major financial institution’s compliance with the OTC derivatives reporting legislation internationally and to ensure its ongoing compliance with these reforms. 
  • Corporate advice for ASX listed clients and the Australian government. 
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise
Interests outside of work: 
  • Keeping active – F45, pilates and the occasional 20+km walk 
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Music
  • Reading
Favourite quote:  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    So you’re planning on opening a cryptocurrency exchange…

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017
    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen a significant value increase in the recent past. If you had the foresight to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum in January this year, you would have made 177% and 4314% respectively. We are beginning to see a trend towards people starting their own cryptocurrency exchanges. If you’re offering or planning to offer a cryptocurrency business or exchange, it would be prudent to seek legal advice.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Part II: Derivative trade reporting: not just one way to comply

    Thursday, 3 November 2016
    This is the second blog in a three part series on derivative trade reporting (DTR) and will examine different ways entities can comply with the DTR Rules. The first blog in the series recapped the key concepts and dates under the DTR regime. Our final blog in the series will look at ASIC’s new enforcement powers to deal with non-compliance.

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