Mark Sneddon

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Mark has over 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services, fintech and e-business, business regulation and government services.  He joined the Holley Nethercote team in October 2016.

Admitted to Practice

1983

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Banking, Lending and Payments Law
  • Regulated financial services and credit, AML, privacy and compliance
  • FinTech, payments and E-Business for many industries
  • Government Services Law

Career Achievements

  • Banking and Finance and E-Business partner in a top tier law firm for 12 years, acting for a wide range of banks, financial service providers and corporates
  • Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General for 4.5 years
  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne Law School, teaching international and domestic banking law, communications law and constitutional law
  • Designed the legal framework for the National Electronic Conveyancing System
  • Key Victorian negotiator for the Legal Profession Uniform Law
  • Assisted major banks with risk and regulatory compliance reviews
  • Lead designer of the ASIC EFT (now E-payments) Code
  • Assisted in implementing national electronic health records systems and electronic customs systems

Qualifications

  • Adjunct Professor (Monash University Law School)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (IT)
  • Master of Laws (University of Michigan)

Favourite Quote

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

My Thoughts

Australia Provides Relief for GST Treatment of Digital Currencies

22 Nov 17

The recent changes to the law in Australia align the GST treatment of digital currency with the GST treatment of money (particularly foreign currency).  However, it will be important for purchasers and users to ensure…

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