Financial Services Corporate Advisory

Financial services businesses, operators, professionals and participants conduct their operations in the context of industry-specific regulations. As a result they must deal with the broad range of legal issues that businesses face generally while also complying with their specific financial market regulatory context.

Our financial services team includes lawyers with corporate advisory and commercial expertise who understand and have an appreciation of the specific regulatory environment applying to financial services. This is complemented by the skills offered by our insurance, property, corporate and commercial, and workplace relations and safety teams. We have the resources necessary to provide an end-to-end legal service with a specific industry focus in matters such as employment or hiring practices, non-compete restraints, intellectual property and licensing arrangements underlying financial services and transactional matters, and mergers and acquisitions.

Key services

  • Financial sector mergers and acquisitions and regulatory approval
  • Transaction due diligence
  • Outsourcing and technology
  • Private equity, start-ups and venture capital
  • Commercial contracts
  • Continuous disclosure and securities trading
  • Governance and Directors’ duties and conflicts management
  • Corporations Act Compliance
  • Shareholder matters Proxy and response strategies
  • Advising on structuring and restructuring
  • Advising on business, asset and share sales
  • Remuneration and incentive plans
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance
  • Debt for equity exchanges
  • Investment funds and private equity
  • Shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and other forms of partnership agreements