Ashurst (Sydney)

Narelle Smythe

Ashurst (Sydney)

Narelle is a leader in financial services regulation. She has over 29 years’ experience in financial services regulation. She has acted for domestic and international financial services providers on complying with financial services regulation, as well as in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and M&A transactions. Her experience extends to financial services, credit, privacy, anti-money laundering, fraud and bribery and corruption. She is adept at managing complex, large-scale, multi-faceted investigations and in devising and rolling out effective remediation programs, as well as identifying and managing the regulatory issues arising on financial services projects or M&A related transactions. She covers the gamut of financial services regulation including Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act, NCCP, Financial Crime (AML/CTF Act and sanctions), Banking Act, Privacy Act, Payment Systems (Regulation) Act and industry codes (e.g. Banking Code, BNPL Code, AFIA on-line small business lending Code), as well as legislation impacting activities in the sector e.g. the SPAM Act and Do Not Call Register Act.

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Melissa Fraser, Narelle Smythe, Amanda Tesvic The Australian Competition Authority brings an action against a payment services giant alleging that it conducted exclusive dealing agreements (Mastercard)


What you need to know The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings against Mastercard, alleging it misused its market power and engaged in exclusive dealing, in contravention of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA). Mastercard allegedly engaged in (...)

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