Policy Briefing: RG97 Regime Update (Melbourne)

General Session

ASIC recently released its long-awaited Consultation Paper in relation to proposed amendments to the RG97 regime. This follows on from the Darren McShane report of August 2018 to ASIC.  

For the Melbourne event, Jon Ireland of Norton Rose Fulbright and Harry New of Hall & Wilcox will discuss RG97, the draft documents, their implications for the industry and the way forward.

Seats are limited to 40 for this Melbourne event.














     Jon Ireland
     Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright

     Jon is a leading corporate and financial services lawyer, specialising in complex
     transactions, funds management and investment distribution.  

     Jon provides advice to leading Australian and international financial services clients on
     the full range of corporate, commercial and regulatory issues facing these businesses.
     He has considerable experience advising them on significant strategic initiatives
     including cross-border transactions, entering the Australian market, acquisitions,
     disposals and restructuring of their businesses.

     Jon also regularly advises on day-to-day funds management issues including fund
     structuring, disclosure, investment management and outsourcing arrangements. He
     has particular expertise in the area of investment distribution and has advised on key
     projects for financial institutions in the areas of platforms and advice.

     Recently, Jon advised a global fund manager on the establishment of $2bn and $5bn
     fund-of-one registered schemes as part of the expansion of its Australian business.
     Jon has also advised on the establishment of a fully digital investment platform, the
      negotiation of material outsourcing arrangements for a global investment bank and a
     scheme modernisation project for a leading Australian fund manager. Jon's experience
     also includes advising on the establishment of the Australian operations of a global
     diversified financial services business, including regulatory and corporate issues
     related to its expansion.

     Jon's clients value his advice on recent law reforms, including around fees and costs
     disclosure (RG 97) and the incoming product design and distribution obligations. Jon is
     a regular participant on Financial Services Council working groups and has experience
     working with ASIC and Treasury on material law reforms.













     Harry New
     Partner, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers

     Harry is the lead partner of the firm's Financial Services practice and his practice
     focuses extensively on financial services, corporate advisory and general corporate
     and commercial work.

     Over almost 20 years’ of practice, Harry has represented local and international listed
     public companies and investment funds, large private companies and investment
     funds and government organisations. Clients include all types of financial services
     businesses, including responsible entities, professional trustees, investment
     managers, financial advisers investment advisers, insurance brokers, corporate
     advisers and accountants.

     Areas of expertise on which Harry provides advice include licensing and regulation,
     fund structuring and establishment, structured products, and product disclosure.

     Harry’s practice also includes advising on the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules,    
mergers, acquisitions and divestments, commercial transactions, and AML/CTF

     Harry is a Fellow of Finsia, a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and is on the
     Executive Committee and Chairs the Issues and Regulatory Committee for Property
     Funds Australia. He is also a former member of the executive of the Financial Planning
     Association of Australia Melbourne Chapter.

     Harry has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in corporate/governance
     every year since 2014 and was a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year
     for the last two years.

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Monday, 25 February 2019

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Hall & Wilcox, Melbourne Office - Level 11, Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

$0.00  (incl. GST)

**Member only event