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As one of Australia's leading law firms,
Clayton Utz gives confident, innovative and incisive legal advice.
With ever increasing regulatory change and compliance requirements, getting compliance right and adapting operations to meet regulatory changes is paramount in delivering the services and products consumers expect.
Our team is known for their ability to advise clients in developing solutions to meet the challenges of compliance, ensuring that new regulatory requirements are met, all while understanding the need of these solutions to create value to the business and its customers.
Our team has significant experience in advising both domestic and foreign financial services providers in respect to their Australian regulatory requirements.
Our expertise is also sought when clients require industry leading expertise on regulatory matters to ensure that they achieve the optimal outcome. That is why we are the go to firm for Australia's financial institutions.
"Widely regarded as a go-to firm offering extensive experience in regulatory matters and financial reforms."
– Chambers Asia Pacific
Acted in relation to the exercise of its statutory powers as the regulator of payment systems including in relation to the making and variation of legally binding standards. We also advised on the payment systems reform.
Advised the bank in relation to changes to its risk and compliance policies and procedures to meet changes to the ASIC breach reporting regime under the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Act 2020.
Advised in relation to all aspects of the creation of Barrenjoey Capital Partners, a new investment bank whose entry into the investment banking market has been seen as a major disruption to the banking and finance landscape in Australia.
Advising on an ongoing basis in relation to the banks product design and distribution obligations.
Regularly advise general and life insurers and reinsurers on matters covering the ambit of insurance and financial services laws and regulations including the Insurance Act, Life Insurance Act, Insurance Contracts Act and Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act.
Regularly advise Fintechs and start up financial services businesses in relation to regulatory, compliance and structuring issues for innovative, cutting edge products including cryptocurrency, lending and payment facilities.
We have advised a major Australian bank on the design and implementation of systems, processes and frameworks to comply with the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), including working with clients to achieve best practice post initial operationalisation and advising on the proposed changes to be introduced under the transition to the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR).