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Country:
Australia
Practice Area:
Compliance & Regulatory
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Phone Number:
+61 7 3114 0291
Fax:
+61 7 3229 5850
Liam advises leading financial services clients in relation to a wide range of funds management, regulatory structuring, licensing and compliance matters. He is dedicated to partnering with his clients to structure, enhance and protect their businesses in this challenging space by providing exceptional technical advice in a commercial and innovative way. His clients comprise of financial services firms, including funds, banks and other lenders. His experience spans periods working in London, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He has four university qualifications, including an LLM from Sydney University (advanced corporate governance) and Liam presents, commentates in the media e.g. the AFR and Australian and writes regular articles / maintains a weekly blog on funds management, regulatory and compliance issues. (See the news section.) He is a member of several committees e.g. Queensland Law Society’s Banking & Finance Committee, specialist think tanks e.g. Australian Centre for Financial Studies and sits as a director on a local charity board. He created and lectures the financial services regulation law course at Griffith University, and is an author for LexisNexis. On the non-contentious side, Liam has considerable experience with structuring, licensing applications, privacy, risk, governance and regulatory compliance. On the contentious side, he has acted in many regulatory inquiries across multiple international jurisdictions. He has worked for leading banks, funds, corporates and individuals.  Recent mandates include the creation of a wholesale bank, the creation of retail / wholesale funds, assisting crypto businesses to set up, implementation of major regulatory reforms e.g. Financial Accountability Regime, creation of multiple financial and crypto products, AML / CTF frameworks reviews, financial  services and credit licensing obligations. Liam has also structured and undertaken a wide range of internal investigations and risk reviews for clients in Australia, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions.
John de Groot
de Groots Wills and Estate Lawyers
Country:
Australia
Practice Area:
Estate Planning
Phone Number:
+ 61 7 3221 9744
Fax:
+ 61 7 3229 5689
John is a highly respected Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estate Law with more than 30 years experience in estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation. John brings to his clients an extensive and comprehensive array of legal skills and solutions, with a focus on quality outcomes. John is able to clearly explain complex legal terms and provisions to provide his clients with peace of mind and an assurance that he has their best interests in mind. John is a leading specialist in Succession Law and author of a number of definitive publications on the subject. These include: “Wills Probate and Administration Practice (Queensland)”, “Wills Probate and Administration Practice (New South Wales)” and “Family Provision in Australia” (an estate litigation text), of which he is co-author with Mr Bruce Nickel.
Grant Holley
Holley Nethercote
Country:
Australia
Practice Area:
Financial Services
Website:
Phone Number:
+61 3 9670 8200
Fax:
N/A
Grant co-founded the financial services and commercial law firm, Holley Nethercote, in March 1995 with co-founder and partner, Tim Nethercote.   Prior to Holley Nethercote, Grant was a barrister and a member of the Victorian Bar from 1986 to 1995, and represented many medium to large sized corporations in courts and tribunals at all levels.   Grant’s practice has been predominantly in financial services law and commercial law, where he assists financial services business set up in Australia, provides licensing and regulatory advice to Australian Financial Services (AFS) and Australian Credit licensees, and those subject to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Act. With over 30 years’ experience as a legal professional, and more than 20 years’ as an educator in financial services and commercial law, Grant has a sound understanding of the industry and the clients he works with.
Peter Reeves
Gilbert + Tobin
Country:
Australia
Practice Area:
FinTech
Website:
Phone Number:
+61 2 9263 4290
Fax:
+61 2 9263 4111
Peter is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Corporate Advisory group and leads the Fintech practice at G+T. He is an expert and market-leading practitioner in fintech and financial services regulation. Peter advises domestic and off-shore corporates, financial institutions, funds, managers and other market participants in relation to establishing, structuring and operating financial services sector businesses in Australia. He also advises across a range of issues relevant to the fintech and digital sectors, including platform structuring and establishment, payments, blockchain solutions and digital asset strategies.
Ian Walker
Brian Ward & Partners
Country:
Australia
Practice Area:
Insolvency
Phone Number:
+61 3 9657 3527
Fax:
+61 3 9657 3599
Ian Walker is one of Australia's leading insolvency and restructuring specialists. He has more than 30 years' experience in security enforcement for all types of creditors, banking litigation, and insolvency, restructuring and work out issues. While Ian 's practice spans a wide range of industries and private and public sector clients, he has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Ian advises insolvency appointees including liquidators, receivers, administrators and deed administrators on creditors rights, their powers and duties and on the full range of commercial and legal issues that face insolvency practitioners during the course of an insolvency administration. He also advises third parties affected by insolvency such as creditors and directors. This includes advising company directors on the governance issues and their duties that face them when the company they are involved in is facing insolvency and also drafting restructuring arrangements.

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