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Financial Institutions

Helping financial institutions to navigate changing regulation

The global financial crisis sent shockwaves through the world’s financial institutions and was the catalyst for major reforms to the banking and financial services sector. While conditions have stabilised somewhat, markets remain fickle and these institutions are now adjusting to an increasingly regulated and competitive environment. Add to this an overlay of technology, innovation and increased pressure on costs, and you have an industry that is being transformed across the world.

In times of crisis and in times of prosperity, our ability to create a clear path through this dynamic and complex sector will enable you to focus on running your business and minimise regulatory surprises.

Our multi-disciplinary Financial Institutions team pulls together finance skills, industry insights and serious business acumen. Tactically astute where necessary and strategic by nature, our goal is always the success of our clients.

"Long-standing, excellent reputation advising major domestic and foreign banks and corporates on the full spectrum of financial services matters. Expertise with respect to global derivatives law reform, and compliance with Basel III rules."

Chambers

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We work with the world’s leading international financial institutions across a range of sectors:

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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Australia's financial institutions are experiencing more regulatory pressure than ever before. Remain at the forefront of key regulatory issues as we guide and shape the future of financial services.

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Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

KWM shares Australian, Hong Kong and PRC law expertise in ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2017.

25 April 2017

The China Bank Regulatory Commission has issued new rules to address financial and systemic risks which will affect both domestic and foreign banks in China.

18 April 2017

ASIC has claimed its first scalp for breaches of the “best interests” and “appropriate advice” obligations incorporated into the Freedom of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

12 April 2017

The High Court of Australia unanimously stood by its most recent decision on advocates’ immunity, holding that it does not extend to negligent advice on settlement offers.

31 March 2017