Big firm expertise, small firm engagement

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Hazelbrook Legal

Big firm expertise, small firm engagement

Hazelbrook Legal is a Canberra-based law firm providing corporate and commercial legal expertise to international and domestic clients.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our legal product, our responsiveness and ability to handled sophisticated matters, and our drive to do what we can to make business easier for our clients.

Our financial services and funds management legal expertise is a specialist offering unique to Hazelbrook Legal.

Latest News

Clients are reminded that the extension of consumer protections to small businesses are well and truly here. And, despite being in effect since November 2016, it’s worth raising these changes again given the recent spate of high profile companies being caught by the new laws.
We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr Petrina Schiavi to the position of Senior Associate at Hazelbrook Legal. This appointment recognises Petrina’s outstanding skill and experience in corporate and commercial law, her dedication and attention to client needs and her commercial sense in getting deals done.
Under the current financial services laws, a new business that wishes to provide financial services must generally obtain an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) or make arrangements with an AFSL to act as its representative before it can test the viability of its products or services in the market. The proposed exemption will however allow eligible fintech businesses the opportunity to “play” or test certain financial services for six months without holding an AFSL.
ASIC has released another reminder that from 1 July 2016, accountants must operate under a limited Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence in order to provide financial product advice on self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). The warning comes after ASIC published the results of its third AFS Licensing Report outlining the approval results for new licence applications and variations to Credit and AFS licence applications for the period 1 July to 31 December 2015. Drum roll for some interesting statistics….The most notable finding of the report was that only 36% of all applications were approved.