Grant Holley

About Me

A founding partner of the firm, Grant enjoys helping people do business well.  With more than 30 years' experience as a legal professional, and more than 20 years' as an educator in commercial law, his skills set makes him an effective professional who leads well and naturally engenders stakeholder buy-in.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Arbitration/mediation of financial advice disputes
  • Financial technology (FinTech) 
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • ADR
  • Financial services law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Commercial law & equity
Admitted to practice:  2/4/1984
Career achievements:
  • Grant was a member of the Victorian Bar between 1986 and 1995.  He founded Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers and sister company Compact - Compliance & Training, along with business partner Tim Nethercote in March 1995.
  • A contributing author to a number of legal publications and journals, including the Law Book Company's 'Laws of Australia', Butterworths' 'Halsbury's Laws of Australia', 'Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents' and 'Court Forms and Pleadings.  Grant has also authored a book 'Management and the Law'.
  • Grant is a founding member and Associate of the Australian Compliance Institute, and a fellow of the Resolution Institute.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Fellow of the Resolution Institute
  • Cert IV training and assessment.  RG 146
Future aspirations: To continue making Holley Nethercote and Compact the No. 1 financial services law and compliance training firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
Interests outside of work:
  • Family
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Kayaking
  • Bike riding
  • Outdoor activities
Favourite quote:  “All generalisations are dangerous.”

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    Part IV: Need Funding? Ask the crowd!

    Monday, 17 July 2017
    The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (‘the Act’) received royal assent on 28 March 2017 and will take effect on 28 September 2017. The Act has established a regulatory framework for crowd-sourced funding (‘CSF’), allowing public companies to raise up to $5 million a year from a large number of individual investors through an online platform.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Part III: Need funding? Ask the crowd!

    Tuesday, 11 April 2017
    The long-awaited crowd-sourced funding (‘CSF’) framework has finally been passed in Australia. The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 received royal assent on 28 March 2017 and will take effect from 28 September 2017. The Act will establish a regulatory framework for CSF allowing businesses to raise up to $5 million a year from a large number of individual investors through an online platform.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Encouraging innovation - Australia's FinTech regulatory sandbox

    Monday, 23 January 2017
    In December 2016, ASIC implemented a ‘world-first licensing exemption’, which allows certain financial technology (‘FinTech’) businesses to test products and services before obtaining an Australian financial services (‘AFS’) licence or Australian credit licence (‘credit licence’).

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