Paul Derham

Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers Level 22, 140 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

We are an innovative commercial and financial services law firm acting for local and international corporate clients. Our aim is to keep our clients out of court and/or the regulator.


Established in 1995 by Grant Holley and Tim Nethercote, Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers is a commercial law firm based in Melbourne’s CBD with staff also in Sydney, and a particular focus on the financial services industry.

We provide business law services to financial services providers, and other medium and large sized entities.

We provide expert and practical legal services in the areas of:

  • Financial services law, (including credit), licensing and related issues
  • Financial Technology (FinTech) issues faced by BitCoin and other digital currency service providers, peer-to-peer lenders, roboadvisers, equity crowd-funders and other automated payments companies.
  • Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorism Financing and financial crimes
  • Capital raising
  • Debt recovery
  • Intellectual property, including copyright and trademarks
  • Employment law for employers
  • Insolvency
  • Contracts
  • Litigation and commercial dispute resolution, including assistance in handling disputes in tribunals including the Financial Ombudsman Services (FOS) and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Complaints Tribunal (VCAT).
  • Trade practices (Competition and Consumer Law)
  • Privacy
  • Franchising
  • Leases
  • Sale of business
  • Other general business legal matters

In conjunction with our associated business, Compact – Compliance & Training (www.ccct.com.au), we have helped a wide array of businesses obtain and vary Australian Financial Services (AFS) and Australian Credit (AC) licences, including start-up companies, ex-authorised representatives, and multi-national companies entering the Australian market.

We also offer expert advice in matters relating to AFS & AC licence holders, including conducting AFS & AC licensee reviews of financial services legal documentation.

For more information about Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers, please check out our website, which contains detailed information, blogs and pictures – www.hnlaw.com.au.

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