Max Allan


Sydney, Australia

Max Allan advises Australian and international banks, corporates, funds, market participants, exchanges, clearing and payment systems, regulators and governments. 

He specialises in: 

  • structured and complex derivatives (including equity, interest rate, foreign exchange and commodity derivatives), repurchase agreements, securities lending arrangements, other structured products and financial market transactions, and credit support arrangements;
  • netting, collateral, prime brokerage, clearing and international derivative and trading documentation; 
  • clearing systems, payment systems, collateral management systems and other financial market infrastructure; 
  • the legislative and regulatory frameworks which govern financial markets and financial systems, and local and international financial services regulatory matters, particularly in emerging issues including the use, risks and impact of technological change (such as blockchain and the use of data) and new legal and regulatory frameworks (including Australia's Consumer Data Right). 

Max has a key role in financial markets law reform in Australia, and advises both the domestic and international market in consultations with the Australian Government and regulators in relation to law reform matters. He is also a key contact for the Australian industry opinions produced by King & Wood Mallesons for ISDA, ICMA, ISLA and AFMA

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