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Edwin Tan

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Tan is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with a focus on the financial services industry. He advises on a range of Australian regulatory and compliance issues relevant to FinTechs, fund managers, financial advisers and other financial services entities.

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

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)
  • Assisting clients with Australian Financial Services Licence applications. 
  • Advising managed fund platform operators and financial advisers about the 'Future of Financial Advice' (FOFA) reforms. 
  • Advising several digital currency exchange providers about their anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing obligations. 
  • Assisting clients with corporate authorised representative appointments. 
  • Advising one of Australia's major financial planning and private wealth dealer groups with regulatory compliance.
  • Advising on the establishment of various property trusts focusing on quality social infrastructure and properties located in fast-growing regional cities. Responsibilities included advising on Australian regulatory and trust establishment issues; advising on administration and services agreements; and reviewing fund disclosure documents including Product Disclosure Statements.