Taylor’s expertise lies across the spectrum of financial services regulation, focussing on funds management, AML/CTF, Australian financial services and credit licensing, and banking and finance. Taylor offers big picture industry know how backed up by corporate risk and dispute resolution experience to deliver targeted guidance on the issues that matter. Taylor prides herself on developing enduring client relationships, attention to detail, and optimal communications to achieve positive outcomes. Taylor also has experience in mathematical modelling and project risk with top tier professional services firms and is engaged to co-author several chapters in the LexisNexis Banking & Finance looseleaf service. Taylor has been chosen as a finalist in the 2023 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards which identifies her amongst the best and brightest young lawyers across Australia.
Some key transactions Taylor has recently been involved in include:
AML/CTF reviews – Taylor conducted AML/CTF reviews for banks, international foreign exchange providers, insurers, and other financial services organisations, including risk assessments and AML/CTF programs for managed investment schemes, agricultural equipment financiers, and banks.
Australian financial services and credit licensing – Taylor advised on, drafted, and managed Australian financial services and credit licensing applications, with particular focus on equity based managed investment schemes and the introduction of a foreign insurer to the Australian market.
International AML/CTF Investigation – Taylor managed a team of paralegals on an international AML/CTF investigation for a large foreign corporation, including SMR reports and regulator engagement.
Risk-weight Asset and AML/CTF Review of Large Mutual Bank – Taylor conducted a review of a large mutual bank with respect to transaction monitoring, KYC, quality assurance of AML/CTF, and AUSTRAC reporting. This coincided with assisting on an overhaul of risk-weighted asset procedures with the implementation of RG 112.
Financial Services Policies and Procedures – Taylor advised on and drafted policies and procedures for AML/CTF, DDO, breach reporting, and corporate governance.