Webinar: Financial Services Regulatory Proceedings and Consumer Class Actions

10/1/2020 05:00 pm 10/1/2020 06:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Webinar: Financial Services Regulatory Proceedings and Consumer Class Actions

Monash Business School’s Department of Business Law and Taxation and the Corporate Law, Organisation and Litigation Research Group (CLOL) is delighted to invite you to a special webinar, 'Litigate and regulate: Financial services regulatory proceedings and consumer class actions'.

The final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry brought on a shake-up at corporate regulator ASIC and a heightened focus on enforcement litigation.

So far, this has produced significant decisions on responsible lending, financial advice, and ASIC’s new product intervention powers and there has been an increase in consumer class actions against financial services firms.

Please join our distinguished presenters who will discuss significant developments in regulatory proceedings and class actions, intersecting issues and potential future trends and reforms. This event will be hosted by Dr Michael Duffy, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation and CLOL Director.

Presenters

Oren Bigos SC

Oren Bigos is a Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar practising primarily in corporate and commercial law. He took silk in 2019 and has particular experience in corporations, insolvency, class actions, equity and trusts, property, and banking and finance. He has represented both class action plaintiffs and defendants and has public and regulatory law experience and has acted for and against regulators including the ACCC and ASIC. He appears regularly in proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, both at first instance and appellate level, and has appeared several times in the High Court.

Before joining the Bar, Oren worked as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein of the Federal Court, as a solicitor at Mallesons and Freehills and was a recipient of the Supreme Court Prize at Monash University. He also taught Postgraduate Corporate Insolvency at Monash 2007 to 2011 and, with a Menzies Scholarship, completed BCL, MPhil, and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. His doctoral thesis was on Conflict of Laws.

Matthew Peckham

Matthew Peckham is a barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial and regulatory matters. Prior to the Bar, he was a Special Counsel at Maddocks (2012-2017), a seconded Senior Lawyer at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (2014-2015) and a Lawyer/Investigator with the UK Financial Services Authority.

Matthew has particular expertise in financial services and markets law, corporations law, civil penalty proceedings and regulatory misconduct, energy and competition law, and judicial review and merits review. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations and Securities Law committee.

Matthew is regularly engaged to act both for and against Commonwealth and State regulatory authorities, as well as in significant commercial litigation. He previously played a key role in the UK’s largest ever insider trading prosecution. He regularly appears in superior courts and tribunals, by himself or with a leader.

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Event Details

Date:
1 October 2020 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue:
Online
Categories:
Business Law and Taxation

Description

Monash Business School’s Department of Business Law and Taxation and the Corporate Law, Organisation and Litigation Research Group (CLOL) is delighted to invite you to a special webinar, 'Litigate and regulate: Financial services regulatory proceedings and consumer class actions'.

The final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry brought on a shake-up at corporate regulator ASIC and a heightened focus on enforcement litigation.

So far, this has produced significant decisions on responsible lending, financial advice, and ASIC’s new product intervention powers and there has been an increase in consumer class actions against financial services firms.

Please join our distinguished presenters who will discuss significant developments in regulatory proceedings and class actions, intersecting issues and potential future trends and reforms. This event will be hosted by Dr Michael Duffy, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation and CLOL Director.

Presenters

Oren Bigos SC

Oren Bigos is a Senior Counsel at the Victorian Bar practising primarily in corporate and commercial law. He took silk in 2019 and has particular experience in corporations, insolvency, class actions, equity and trusts, property, and banking and finance. He has represented both class action plaintiffs and defendants and has public and regulatory law experience and has acted for and against regulators including the ACCC and ASIC. He appears regularly in proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, both at first instance and appellate level, and has appeared several times in the High Court.

Before joining the Bar, Oren worked as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Finkelstein of the Federal Court, as a solicitor at Mallesons and Freehills and was a recipient of the Supreme Court Prize at Monash University. He also taught Postgraduate Corporate Insolvency at Monash 2007 to 2011 and, with a Menzies Scholarship, completed BCL, MPhil, and DPhil degrees at Oxford University. His doctoral thesis was on Conflict of Laws.

Matthew Peckham

Matthew Peckham is a barrister at the Victorian Bar, specialising in commercial and regulatory matters. Prior to the Bar, he was a Special Counsel at Maddocks (2012-2017), a seconded Senior Lawyer at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (2014-2015) and a Lawyer/Investigator with the UK Financial Services Authority.

Matthew has particular expertise in financial services and markets law, corporations law, civil penalty proceedings and regulatory misconduct, energy and competition law, and judicial review and merits review. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations and Securities Law committee.

Matthew is regularly engaged to act both for and against Commonwealth and State regulatory authorities, as well as in significant commercial litigation. He previously played a key role in the UK’s largest ever insider trading prosecution. He regularly appears in superior courts and tribunals, by himself or with a leader.

Register now


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