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The Royal Commission into Banking and Financial Services uncovered poor and unethical behaviour by our banks and major financial institutions. What has changed?
Hear from Paul O’Farrell, Managing Director, Quadrant Advisory as he provides an overview of the aftermath of the Royal Commission, continued failings in the banking sector, and what the future looks like.
The presentation will lead into a discussion with Paul, who will be joined by Chris Savunda, Chief Legal Officer ASIC. Chaired by Adam Levine, Partner, K&L Gates to explore the banking royal commission aftermath from different perspectives.
Partner, K&L Gates
Adam Levine is a Partner in the Perth office of global law firm, K&L Gates. Adam has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. He advises on a broad range of commercial matters, including equity capital markets, takeovers and schemes of arrangement, business sales and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, foreign investment regulation and general corporate advisory work. Adam is also a strong supporter of start-ups and has acted for numerous start-up ventures. While focusing on corporate issues, Adam also plays an active role in ensuring access to justice for those less fortunate in the community and proudly heads the firm's national pro bono practice. Adam regularly presents to industry forum on legal and governance topics. Adam is also the director of three not-for-profit entities.
Managing Director, Quadrant Advisory
Paul O’Farrell is the Managing Director of the banking and risk management advisory firm of Quadrant Advisory, which operates independently of financiers. He has over 25 years of international banking and corporate experience having done a variety of roles with NAB, Bankwest and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Paul has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing businesses when applying for or reviewing finance facilities and has a strong network of relationships throughout the WA finance industry and nationally. His banking and credit risk knowledge delivers commercial value to his clients in a number of situations including applying for finance for expansion or M&A opportunities, dealing with financier asset management units and succession planning.
Chief Legal Officer ASIC
Chris is ASIC’s General Counsel and leads the Chief Legal Office, the primary source of legal advice to the Commission and legal services across ASIC. Chris and his team provide advice and guidance on complex regulatory matters, law reform and new areas of regulatory responsibility for ASIC, conducting ASIC’s litigation and advising on enforcement matters. Previously, Chris was the Senior Executive Leader for the Market Enforcement team and was responsible for the carriage of a number of ASIC’s major market misconduct matters. Before joining ASIC, he worked in the litigation group of Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens) in Sydney and Herbert Smith in London. Chris has more than 20 years' legal, regulatory and enforcement experience and holds law degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Western Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce.
Date & Time:
Friday, 28 February 2020 12:30pm – 2:00pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
A light lunch will be provided.
0.5 Point Competency 3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
1.0 Point Competency 4: Substantive Law
Non – Member: $277
Young Lawyer CPD*: $137
CPD Freedom: $0
*Law Society Members less than 5 years practicing and/or under 35 years of age
Date & Time:
Fri, 28 February 2020 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH waGet Directions on Map
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