David Ephraums is a partner in our Sydney Financial Services team. His legal and industry experience spans superannuation, financial services, funds management, life insurance, portfolio services, financial advice and distribution, and retail banking, including advice on governance and compliance issues.

David began his career in private practice and has over 25 years' experience in the financial services sector, including senior in-house legal roles with BT Financial Group, UBS Global Asset Management and AMP. The seniority of his in-house roles and the calibre of corporates he has worked in are evidence of his deep professional insight.

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Banking and Finance

David Ephraums has led large legal in-house legal teams at AMP Financial Services ('AMPFS') and BT Financial Group, providing legal services across the whole business.

His financial services experience includes:

  • advising on the legal, licensing and compliance requirements for products and businesses;
  • advising on new products and product developments, including superannuation, managed investments, life insurance, platforms;
  • advising on the distribution of financial products, including advice standards, relationships with advisers and master fund providers;
  • negotiating and drafting legal documentation including contracts and trust deeds;
  • due diligence review of product disclosure documents;
  • reviewing and negotiating client agreements and investment mandates;
  • advising on legal issues in relation to the investment of funds, including trading agreements (eg. for derivatives) and contracts relating to specific investments (eg. participation in consortia for infrastructure projects or privatised government enterprises);
  • advising on major commercial or outsourcing arrangements (eg. custody, back office, banking, external fund managers); 
  • marketing and distribution;
  • financial advice;
  • insurance – retail, wholesale and reinsurance;
  • retail banking – oversight of AMP Bank legal team;
  • dispute resolution – oversight of litigation and dispute resolution legal teams; and
  • managing legal programs for complex projects, such as AMP/AXA integration and Westpac/BT integration.

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Superannuation and Pensions

David Ephraums has led large legal in-house legal teams at AMP Financial Services ('AMPFS') and BT Financial Group, providing legal services across the whole business.

His financial services experience includes:

  • advising on the legal, licensing and compliance requirements for products and businesses;
  • advising on new products and product developments, including superannuation, managed investments, life insurance, platforms;
  • advising on the distribution of financial products, including advice standards, relationships with advisers and master fund providers;
  • negotiating and drafting legal documentation including contracts and trust deeds;
  • due diligence review of product disclosure documents;
  • reviewing and negotiating client agreements and investment mandates;
  • advising on legal issues in relation to the investment of funds, including trading agreements (eg. for derivatives) and contracts relating to specific investments (eg. participation in consortia for infrastructure projects or privatised government enterprises);
  • marketing and distribution; and
  • financial advice.

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Funds Management

David Ephraums has led large legal in-house legal teams at AMP Financial Services ('AMPFS') and BT Financial Group, providing legal services across the whole business.

His financial services experience includes:

  • advising on the legal, licensing and compliance requirements for products and businesses;
  • advising on new products and product developments, including superannuation, managed investments, life insurance, platforms;
  • advising on the distribution of financial products, including advice standards, relationships with advisers and master fund providers;
  • negotiating and drafting legal documentation including contracts and trust deeds;
  • due diligence review of product disclosure documents;
  • reviewing and negotiating client agreements and investment mandates;
  • advising on legal issues in relation to the investment of funds, including trading agreements (eg. for derivatives) and contracts relating to specific investments (eg. participation in consortia for infrastructure projects or privatised government enterprises); and
  • marketing and distribution.

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Retail Banking

David Ephraums has led large legal in-house legal teams at AMP Financial Services ('AMPFS') and BT Financial Group, providing legal services across the whole business.

His retail banking experience includes:

  • oversight of AMP Bank legal team;
  • advising on the legal, licensing and compliance requirements for products and businesses;
  • advising on new products and product developments, including superannuation, managed investments, life insurance, platforms;
  • advising on the distribution of financial products, including advice standards, relationships with advisers and master fund providers;
  • negotiating and drafting legal documentation including contracts and trust deeds;
  • due diligence review of product disclosure documents;
  • reviewing and negotiating client agreements and investment mandates; and
  • dispute resolution – oversight of litigation and dispute resolution legal teams.

See Retail Banking

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