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Daniel Knight

Daniel Knight is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with a focus on the financial services industry. He advises a range of fund managers, banks, financial advisers, FinTechs, superannuation fund trustees, regulated lenders and other financial services firms.  He also advises major retail brands on the distribution of financial products.

Daniel assists clients navigate the Australian financial services and credit regulatory regimes and helps them develops practical solutions to meet their licensing, disclosure and other compliance obligations.

Daniel is a key resource for fintech startups, encumbents and industry bodies. Clients appreciate his sound, pragmatic advice and assistance.

Daniel also often advises local and international clients on a range of regulatory and compliance issues, including anti-money laundering (AML) laws, bribery and corruption issues and associated governance measures.

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • "The Rise and Fall of Faster Payments Infrastructure" - Money20/20 Asia Melbourne Roadshow, November 2017.
  • "Smart Contracting: Impact on Lawyers and Commercial Transactions" - University of NSW CPD Seminar, July 2017.
  • "Regulatory Update" – AIMA's Mid Year Regulatory Update & Ops Workshop, June 2017.
  • "Fintech Masterclass: AFSL Workshop For Fintech Startups", event hosted by NextMoney, April 2017.
  • "FinTech and Smart Contracts", K&L Gates Melbourne CPD Sessions, March 2017.
  • "FinTech – Industry Responses to Technology and Disruption", October 2015.
  • "Financial Services 2.0 – A Regulatory Perspective", October 2014.
  • "Financial Services Update", Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, Melbourne, October 2013. 
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Crowdfunding for success,” Ragtrader, August 2017
  • Fashtech,” Ragtrader, March 2017
  • Investment Management Business in Australia,” The Investment Lawyer, Vol. 22, No. 8, 8 August 2015
  • "Facilitation Payments – An Australian Perspective," FCPA Blog, 13 July 2012
  • "Guidance Desperately Needed on Bribery Laws," The Australian, 2 March 2012
  • "Governance without Borders," Keeping Good Companies – Journal of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd, Vol. 64, No. 1, February 2012
  • "Scaled Advice under the Future of Financial Advice Reforms," Banking and Financial Services Alert, 2 December 2011
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