Legal 500 Recognises Hamilton Locke’s newly merged Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory team in the 2023 Asia-Pacific Guide

Hamilton Locke is delighted to share that legal research and ranking directory guide Legal 500 has recognised its Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory team in its Asia-Pacific 2023 Guide.

Our Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory practice has been newly ranked in Tier 4 of Fintech and Financial Service Regulatory – Australia.  Click here to view the ranking details.

The Legal 500 noted that: “Hamilton Locke‘s funds and financial services team offers an ‘innovative slant’ to an extensive roster of retail and wholesale funds management businesses, licensed trustee companies, banks, insurance companies, financial advisers, brokers, and other stakeholders in the funds management sector. In March 2022, the Sydney office was much strengthened by the arrival of ‘subject-matter expert’ Erik Setio”.

As part of the ranking, Partners Erik Setio and Brendan Ivers were recognised as recommended lawyers. 

Clients noted Erik’s “knowledge of the financial services industry and his ability to deliver legal solutions to quite complex divestment deals has been invaluable” and that “Erik’s key strengths are the ability to take a commercial and pragmatic view of legal problems and deliver executable solutions.

Clients noted that Brendan “is an expert in his field” and that his “practice makes the abstract concrete with extreme rigour and deep knowledge of financial services law.  Specifically, Brendan can design innovative and market-leading legal structures that provide long-term efficient operational outcomes, save money, and are robust legally, and then put those into effect with clear, direct, concise documentation.

Partners Charmian Holmes, Jaime Lumsden and Simon Carrodus were also recognised by the Legal 500 in their previous roles as Partners of the Fold Legal.  Please note that, in September 2022, both Hamilton Locke and The Fold Legal announced their merger to form one of Australia’s largest and most experienced financial services teams.

The award-winning team are renowned for their experience in navigating the complexities of financial services, credit legislation, and regulatory compliance.  The Legal 500 noted that this team “is carving out a niche for itself, advising fintech, insurtech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency businesses seeking regulatory advice. Charmian Holmes and Simon Carrodus take the lead in Brisbane, while Jaime Lumsden oversees work in the Sydney office.

We are delighted to have received these prestigious recognitions for our Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory team and Partners.  We thank our clients for their ongoing support and look forward to providing excellent customer service that aligns with our firm’s values, culture and commitment.



Partner, Head of Funds and Financial Services