Financial Services Law

Our primary focus is on financial services law.

Whether it be preparing an authorised representative agreement for your business, or assisting you deal with the regulator, we’ve seen it all and are well equipped to handle any situation.  Many of our lawyers and consultants have previously worked at ASIC, and understand the ins and outs of how the regulator operates.



Commercial Law

Our commercial department acts for mid to large sized companies, and employers both within the financial services industry and beyond.

Areas we can assist

  • Contract negotiation
  • Competition Law
  • Unfair trading
  • Misleading & deceptive conduct
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Credit Activities

Reviewing consumer credit lending agreements, Credit Guides or establishing a Peer-to-Peer lending managed investment scheme, we have the credit expertise you need.

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Our lawyers have a deep expertise in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF), and other Financial Crime laws.

We provide AML/CTF advice to some of the world’s largest payments and trading businesses.

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Regulatory Litigation

Some of our lawyers come from a background working at ASIC, CIO and FOS (now known as APRA).  We can help you deal with and respond to regulatory action to ensure you receive the best outcome for your business.

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Industries We Cover

Product Providers

Product Providers

Our clients range from boutique investment managers through to global investment banks and everything in between, including MDA providers, crowd funding and peer to peer lending. Learn more
Advice Providers

Advice Providers

We cater for advice providers in all shapes and sizes, from those providing general advice only through to full advice models covering financial advice, insurance and credit. Learn more
Money Remitters

Payments Businesses

Do you need assistance establishing and maintaining a payments business in Australia? We act for Payments service providers (PSPs), ... Learn more
OTC Derivatives and CFDs Providers

CFD Providers

We have advised a vast number of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives businesses including margin Forex and CFD providers, FX businesses, wholesale liquidity platforms and liquidity providers. Learn more
Digital currency & bitcoin

Crypto Assets & Blockchain

We are a leading law firm in virtual asset, cryptocurrency, token and other digital markets. Learn more
Credit providers and mortgage brokers

Credit Providers

If you operate a mortgage fund or act as a mortgage manager, you are likely to be caught by the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009... Learn more


If you're a Fintech, you'll need legal and compliance support from a firm that not only has an in-depth knowledge of financial services, but is able to take a practical approach Learn more
Financial Services Professional Bodies, Associations & Businesses

Associations and Support Businesses

Our expertise in financial services has seen us engaged by most of Australia’s financial services industry’s professional bodies and associations to provide support to their... Learn more
Commercial Law and Corporates

Corporates (non-financial services)

We provide a comprehensive range of commercial law support to medium-large businesses, ranging from mid-sized importers to international manufacturers and franchisors. Learn more

Get legal advice

Do you fall within one of the industries we work with?  Contact us today to see how we can assist.

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