Jonathan Slater

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

An accomplished financial services litigation partner who possesses a wealth of experience representing clients in intricate and multifarious financial disputes, Jonathan advises clients in both Australia and the UK, including leading financial service providers, top ASX-listed companies and major corporates in complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, settlements and enforcement proceedings, as well as taxation disputes. He has also been voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Litigation (2022-2024).

Notable Work
  • AMP Financial Planning: acted in connection with enforcement proceedings brought by ASIC arising from insurance re-writing by some of its advisers, including the remediation schemes to compensate affected clients.
  • Client: defended high-profile civil penalty proceedings commenced by ASIC in the Federal Court of Australia alleging ANZ manipulated the bank bill swap rate (BBSW).
  • ANZ: advised in connection with its Prime Access service, including its interactions with ASIC, the ongoing negotiation of an enforceable undertaking and the ongoing remediation.
  • Simon Poidevin: acted in AAT proceedings to overturn a five year ban imposed for alleged market manipulation in connection with trading on the ASX.
  • Fund manager: acted in connection with alleged negligent investment of client funds.
  • AMP Life Limited, National Mutual Life Australia and two AMP service companies: advising in class actions brought by superannuation funds members for alleged overcharging of fees.
  • Westpac: acting in civil penalty proceedings commenced by ASIC relating to hardship obligations under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act.
  • Rentokil Initial: acted in legal proceedings against a former employee in a $3.4 million fraudulent scheme.
  • Creative Promotions: acting in relation to alleged $3.3 million fraud conducted by a former employee.
  • Standard & Poor's: acted in Federal Court and Full Federal Court actions arising out of its ratings processes for CPDOs and CDOs.
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