Peter Hagias

Senior Lawyer

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Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial

Peter is a Senior Lawyer at LegalVision with expertise in Financial Services Law. Peter acts for leading financial services companies on their legal and regulatory matters.

He helps clients at each stage of their lifecycle, and particularly enjoys helping start-up and scale-up businesses navigate their licensing and regulatory obligations in the most efficient and effective manner. Peter’s objective is simple. He helps financial services companies improve their legal and compliance practices so they can thrive and avoid scrutiny from ASIC and other regulators.

Peter has helped transform businesses with poor or mediocre legal and compliance practices into industry leaders. Peter is often engaged in an advisory capacity for larger institutions and product providers, which draws on his legal, compliance and regulatory experience to provide recommendations on process and compliance improvements to product, risk and compliance divisions.

In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing tennis, supporting the Adelaide Crows and spending quality time with family and friends.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide.

Expertise

Banking and Finance

Assisting in preparing documentation required to conduct the client’s financial services business.

Corporate and Commerical

Providing advice on whether a client’s business requires an Australian Financial Services licence or Australian Credit Licence.

Helping clients apply for an Australian Financial Services licence or Australian Credit Licence with ASIC.

Regulatory and Compliance

Assisting clients with regulatory investigations and audits, and their ongoing ASIC compliance and regulatory obligations.

Assisting with draft disclosure documents such as Product Disclosure Statements, Financial Services Guides and Information Memoranda.

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  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice – Winner – Australasian Lawyer 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm - 2019 Australasian Lawyer 2019 Most Innovative Firm - Australasian Lawyer