Financial services

Our team of financial services lawyers can help your business make better decisions by taking the complexity out of complying with the law.

When it comes to the financial services sector we know that the best results come from experience and collaboration. So we’ll work with you to understand your commercial objectives before using our experience to guide you through the most pragmatic way to achieving them.

This philosophy means we take a project management-based approach to legal issues that streamline advice - one that’s built on looking at every project holistically before breaking it down into deliverables. Then, at every stage of your journey, we’ll explain what your options are and why we think one option is best. And we’ll do it in language you understand, not legalese.  

When you’re involved in a dispute, we’ll look to resolve it quickly and informally first, so that you can avoid the stress, delay and expense of court and get on with business. But we always backup our willingness to negotiate with robust and assertive legal representation.

It’s this approach that leads many specialist financial services businesses, in-house legal teams, funds managers and others to choose us to act for them when they’re up against the global and international firms.

After all, we combine the expertise and intellectual rigour of a top tier firm with the approachability and accessibility, and value of a mid-tier.

 

We can:

  • Help you minimise risk by developing and drafting clear documented procedures that staff can easily follow.

  • Advise you on the legal issues of financing or restructuring a business, including the laws and regulations concerning IPOs to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

  • Make sure you comply with the National Credit Act and other laws that regulate lending.

  • Advise you on your rights and obligations when it comes to all kinds of lending, including business finance, limited recourse borrowing for SMSFs, car finance, mortgages and home loans.

  • Develop employment contracts and agreements that help you retain key staff and get them working with you to reach your commercial objectives.

  • Help you solve disputes through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques that minimise cost and let you get on with doing business.

  • Represent you in litigation in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and other courts and tribunals so that you have the best chance of succeeding.

  • Advise you on enforcing security, Personal Property Securities Act rights, recovering debt and dealing with insolvent debtors.