Financial services: Regulation tomorrow - Norton Rose Fulbright

Each year we organise and host educational events ranging from seminars to bespoke workshops and industry focused conferences.

These events, which are held in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane offices typically focus on:

  • Bespoke workshops – Workshops / seminars delivered at our client’s premises covering recent developments and emerging trends. Current “hot” topics include for example “Conflicts of interest”, “Financial System Inquiry”, “Going Digital – technology-led consumer engagement strategies in financial services”, “Privilege, Confidentiality & Whistleblowers” and “Financial crimes & sanctions”
  • Roundtable events with C-suite and other decision makers, such as a roundtable breakfast we held on “The Climate for Change and the role for Australia’s superannuation funds”
  • General Counsel roundtables
  • Continuing legal education – Complementary seminars, developed for our corporate counsel and business-line contacts. These events can cover a range of topics and are accredited towards attendees’ ongoing CLE requirements. Our CLE “Bumper Days” are intense 1 or 2 day workshops at the end of the year to help corporate counsel achieve their CLE “points” requirements.
  • Engagement forums – Our subject matter experts gather to present on the complex issues clients are facing and to field questions on best practices. For example our ongoing Global Regulations and Investigations Engagement Forum which is held at our various offices in Australia
  • Our annual financial institutions (FI) symposium – a premier event for our Financial institutions Headlight in Australia which allows us to showcase our global experience in this sector. The program features colleagues from all over the world, and comprises a number of events. This year the symposium was run under the dual themes of ‘regulation’ and ‘the rise of regulators and American class actions and their potential impact in Australia’.

In addition to our seminars and workshops, we have published a number of thought leadership pieces and developed innovative regulatory tools that have assisted clients in complying with significant regulatory reforms. These include the NRF response to the Financial System Inquiry interim report as well as the “call to action” article on the responsibilities of pension fund trustees to actively consider climate change impact on their investment portfolios. In conjunction with our technology team, we have also developed, and are developing, tools in relation to privacy, information security, use of data, advertising and social media.