Zein El Hassan leads the financial services risk advisory team at Norton Rose Fulbright Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience advising on all aspects of financial services and markets regulation, including superannuation, insurance, wealth management and consumer credit licensing as well as payment systems.
Zein is experienced in advising FinTech generally, including on the application of new technology for the distribution of financial products and services, digital advice, and tech-led consumer engagement strategies.
Zein has acted on over 20 regulatory remediations across the full spectrum of the financial services industry. He has a proven track record in the efficient execution of remediation projects, and is perceived by clients and regulators alike as a safe pair of hands.
He has advised on the licensing and corporate governance structures of many of Australia’s leading financial institutions and trustee businesses, with a particular focus on governance, risk and compliance arrangements and the review of control effectiveness.
ASIC has today extended relief for certain foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) in sufficiently equivalent regulatory regimes from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence (AFSL) when providing financial services to wholesale clients. .
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