Alison is a banking and finance lawyer based in Sydney. She is the leader of the business law practice group, encompassing the banking and finance, corporate, financial restructuring and insolvency, financial services and real estate teams in Australia.
Alison’s practice spans banking regulatory compliance relating to the Banking Act, the National Credit Code, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Privacy Act, the Corporations Act, the ASIC Act, the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act, the EFT Code of Conduct/ePayments Code, the Personal Property Securities Act and other aspects of retail banking and consumer finance. She is also involved in liaising with regulators and conducting regulatory enforcement litigation.
Alison has extensive compliance and regulatory experience and is head of our anti money laundering team. She is one of the few legal practitioners in Australia to receive accreditation as an anti-money laundering specialist from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS®) and is the co-author of the Anti-Money Laundering Handbook published by Thomson Publishing.
Her major clients include AMP Bank, Bankwest, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, Citigroup, HSBC, Liberty Financial, Secure Funding, Macquarie and PPB Advisory.