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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

On 14 February 2018, the Board of Taxation publicly released its Review of the Tax Treatment of Bare Trusts and Similar Arrangements, which was prepared in June 2017.

16 February 2018

The Productivity Commission's draft findings from its inquiry into competition in the Australian Financial System rreveal that Australia’s regulation has favoured stability over competition.

15 February 2018

The Commonwealth Government’s Banking Executive Accountability Regime has recently been passed and awaits Assent from the Governor-General before taking effect.

13 February 2018

The initial public hearing of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Commission) was held on February 12.

13 February 2018