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Edwin Tan

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Tan advises financial services entities on all aspects of Australian regulatory issues, including marketing, licensing and compliance. He also assists with regulatory aspects of capital raising, including fund formation, initial coin offerings and security token offerings. He has experience with assisting clients in the superannuation, Fintech (blockchain and payments), funds management and financial advice industries.

Mr. Tan also provides advice on governance and compliance measures targeted at the prevention of bribery, corruption and anti-money laundering.

Mr. Tan is a regular author of our global FinTech blog 'FinTech Law Watch.’

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Tan worked as software engineer for a boutique technology company. He was responsible for implementing and maintaining back-end solutions targeted at the rail and aviation industries. He is proficient in a range of programming languages including Java and C++.

Professional/Civic Activities

• Law Institute of Victoria member
• Asian Australian Lawyers Association member
• Monash Law Students' Society, Director (2015-2016)
  • Assisted multiple cryptocurrency exchanges with their AML/CTF programs and AUSTRAC registration.
  • Assisted with a security token offering which involved advice on product structuring and review of the White Paper.
  • Provided advice on regulatory exemptions, including in relation to purchased payment facilities and non-cash payment facilities.
Funds Management
  • Advised on the establishment of various wholesale and retail property trusts which involved advising on services agreements and reviewing fund disclosure documents.
  • Assisted with Australian Financial Services (AFS) licence applications and variations for fund managers specialising in debt and mortgage-backed securities.
  • Advised a superannuation fund on governance and outsourcing arrangements in compliance with APRA prudential standards.
Financial Advice
  • Assisted one of Australia's major financial planning and private wealth dealer groups with cross-border provision of financial advice.
  • Advised a home builder on regulatory exemptions from the requirement to hold an Australian Credit licence in respect of lending products.