Naomi Fink

Anti-money laundering, Derivatives, FX, Franchising Lawyer

Naomi has worked with Holley Nethercote since 2002, providing advice in the areas of: business purchases and sales; contracts; employment and workplace relations; franchising; financial services; leasing; licencing and services agreements; privacy; and trade practices.  She also has expertise in intellectual property.

At a Glance

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Key areas of expertise: 
  • Anti money laundering – preparing AML programs, helping clients deal with AUSTRAC
  • Franchising – (acting for franchisors)
  • Employment agreements, including advising on restraints of trade, award obligations
  • Commercial agreements – licensing, services, supply, shareholder
  • Intellectual property – trade marks and copyright
  • Leases
  • Sale of business agreements
  • Authorised representative agreements
Admitted to practice:
1990
Career achievements:
  • Helping clients avoid further regulatory action by assisting putting in place trade practices compliance framework.
  • Naomi is an authorised external auditor pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Law/Arts - Monash University
Interests outside of work:
  • Travelling
  • Reading
Favourite quote:
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." — Dr. Seuss

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    Part III - Do you have a suspicious mind? Submitting suspicious matter reports to AUSTRAC

    Friday, 12 June 2015
    What if you have never reported a suspicious matter? Our extensive experience with assisting clients to respond to an AUSTRAC Compliance Assessment has taught us that AUSTRAC takes a dim view of reporting entities that have never lodged a suspicious matter report.  In AUSTRAC’s view, failure to lodge any suspicious matter reports is an indicator that the entity’s systems and controls are not effective in identifying and prompting an investigation into suspicious matters, which could lead to the lodging of suspicious matter reports.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Part II - Do you have a suspicious mind? Submitting suspicious matter reports to AUSTRAC

    Friday, 5 June 2015
    This is the second blog of our series which examines the procedure for reporting a suspicious matter. This blog also discusses the important requirements relating to how you should conduct yourself after a report has been made. Read the first blog here. How do you report a suspicious matter? Once a suspicious matter has been identified, it must be reported to AUSTRAC within:

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  • Financial Services Law

    Part I - Do you have a suspicious mind? Submitting suspicious matter reports to AUSTRAC

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015
    Submitting suspicious matter reports to AUSTRAC. One important obligation of companies and businesses bound by the AML/CTF Act is the requirement to lodge suspicious matter reports with AUSTRAC. 

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