Bennett & Bennett Lawyers Regulatory Practice


Our Lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of compliance and regulatory frameworks, having worked with numerous government agencies, self regulated industry bodies, Trade Associations and Industry Sectors. Our team have handled matters involving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commision, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, The Sydney Futures Exchange and all levels of Australian government and their respective departments.


We advise our clients on their compliance systems and framework:

- Conduct external regulatory reviews for latest industry and regulator updates,

- Conduct internal regulatory compliance audits,

- Conduct internal risk audits

- Deliver gap analysis betwen regulatory requirements and compliance review

- Determine remedial action plans to address regulatory compliance gap analysis

- Develop internal controls to ensure the implemented remedial action plan is measured and maintained


March 2, 2018

Buying an established business rather than starting a new business can be a good option for many potential business owners. Established businesses come with an existing customer base and are already trading. However, you may also inherit any problems that the business...

August 30, 2016

Many people are unaware that if you die without a will, a government body called the office of the public trustee will administer your estate.

This in itself can be a costly process and it may not deliver an outcome that is anywhere near what you wanted. We see many cas...

September 26, 2015

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Australian Trusted Trader Program Affects Importers/Exporters 


One of the provisions of the Australian Customs Act ("the Act") (i.e....

September 18, 2015


Enforceable Undertakings


Section 87B of the Competition and Consumer Act provides for what are called " enforceable

undertakings". An enforceable undertaking under this provision is only one of the many possible

sanctions available to the regulator ("the ACCC") and is o...

September 6, 2015

In commercial transactions transfer duty or stamp duty is often overlooked – however, it remains an important consideration.  Businesses should ensure they have taken the costs of stamp duty into account when making an acquisition.


Transfer duty can apply to the acquis...

September 2, 2015

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Part 1-        Background

1          What Is a Conflict of Interest

1.1       Types of Conflicts

1.2       General Definition

1.3       Financ...

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