Phillip Nguyen

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8477
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8477
Phillip Nguyen

Phillip Nguyen

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Biography

Phillip Nguyen is a financial services lawyer based in Sydney.

Phillip has a particular focus on superannuation, insurance, wealth management, FinTech as well as experience with strategic regulatory advice and remediation projects. He advises leading Australian and international clients in the financial services and managed funds industry on a range of matters including advice on licensing and governance structures of reputable Australian financial institutions and trustee businesses, implementation of FOFA reforms, review of compliance arrangements, and strategic advice on the establishment and ongoing operation of FinTech companies.

Phillip joined us from another leading Australian and International law firm where he was based in the financial services and regulatory risk team for a number of years. Prior to private practice, Phillip was a corporate regulator at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for five years with a focus on managed investment schemes, superannuation, corporate M&A and international regulatory strategy.


Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Law, University of New South Wales (2010)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting) (Distinction), University of New South Wales (2010)
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2011
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia - on the restructuring of superannuation arrangements including defined benefit funds for the employees and due diligence for reinsurance arrangements in relation to the sale of CommInsure Life for $3.8 billion in September 2017.
  • International consortium of fund managers - on the superannuation arrangements including defined benefit funds as part of a due diligence for the sale of the Port of Melbourne lease for $9.7 billion in 2016.
  • Mercer Investments (Australia) Limited - on the FOFA implications regarding conflicted remuneration under the proposed alliance with OneVue to offer Mercer managed funds on the OneVue platform.
  • A major Australian bank - on aspects of a Part 9 of the Life Insurance Act 1995 (Cth) transfer of a life business.
  • BT Financial Group and Commonwealth Bank of Australia - on privacy issues including the use and disclosure of tax file numbers.
  • A major direct life insurance business - on a strategic plan on regulatory compliance involving an ASIC investigation into unfair sales practices and hawking prohibitions.
  • Tabcorp Group Limited and Luxbet - on the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Program for their UK and Australia operations.
  • New South Wales Law Society (2011)
  • English
  • Vietnamese