Naomi Fink

Senior Lawyer – Anti-money laundering, Derivatives, FX, Franchising

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.
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

  • Commercial Law

    Enhanced Whistleblower Protections: What does it mean for your Company?

    Thursday, 27 June 2019
    As of 1 July 2019, potential whistleblowers across Australia will enjoy an added layer of statutory protections. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (‘the Amendment’) has expanded the whistleblower protections previously contained in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (‘Corporations Act’), and has inserted new protections into the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) in relation to breach of tax laws or tax-related misconduct.

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  • 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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