Jesse Vermiglio


Jesse has extensive experience in financial services law, consumer credit law, commercial and commercial litigation, having held senior legal roles at ASIC, worked in the Victorian government and in private practice over the past 17 years.  Jesse became a Partner of the firm in October 2017.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Consumer Credit Law
  • Financial Services Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Regulatory Liaison
Admitted to practice:  2002
Career achievements:
  • Jesse was Head of Legal Services for a compliance and enforcement team within ASIC responsible for a team of lawyers that provided advice on ASIC compliance activity, investigations and conducted litigation.
  • Jesse was the Senior Lawyer in ASIC’s Credit Team responsible for the implementation of the national consumer credit reforms.  During this period, Jesse was seconded to the Department of Treasury to assist in the development of the national consumer credit regime.
  • While at the Victorian Department of Justice, Jesse was appointed to the Australian Attorney General’s expert consultative committee on Personal Property Securities Reform.
  • Master of Laws (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)
Future aspirations:

Assisting clients understand the intersection between law and policy in the regulation of financial services and consumer credit. 

Interests outside of work:  Outside of work, Jesse enjoys swimming, catching-up with friends and spending time with his two sons and wife.  
Favourite quote: “After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” Warren Buffett

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    Federal Court dismisses ASIC’s test case against Westpac on Responsible Lending

    Friday, 8 November 2019
    In early August, Justice Perram of the Federal Court dealt ASIC a significant blow by dismissing its case that Westpac had breached responsible lending laws.

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  • Financial Services Law

    It's time to dust off your conflicts of interest policy

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018
    Earlier this year, ASIC launched a crusade against poor financial advice. ASIC looked at how some of Australia’s larger banking and financial services institutions dealt with conflict of interest between selling its in-house products and looking after a client’s best interest. These issues were also raised by the Banking Royal Commission, and have left the larger banking institutions reconsidering its separate divisions.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Part IV: Notifying ASIC of changes in control. How long have I got?

    Monday, 22 August 2016
    Late last year, we provided two blogs (Part I and Part II) on the obligation of AFSL holders to notify ASIC of a change in control to their entity. This blog is an update to that series, and examines the new obligation to update ASIC about changes in control resulting from the reforms to create the new Financial Adviser Register.

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