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Liam Hennessy

Gadens Lawyers
Banking and Finance, Banking Law, Financial Services Regulation, General Finance, Financial Services and Banking, Superannuation and Funds Management, Insurance Risk and Management
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About Liam


Liam Hennessy specialises in financial services structuring, compliance / governance matters and regulatory investigations.

His experience spans periods working in London, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He has an LLM from Sydney University (advanced corporate governance) and Liam presents, commentates in the media e.g. the AFR and Australian and writes regular articles / maintains a weekly blog on emerging regulatory issues.

He is a member of several committees e.g. Queensland Law Society’s Banking & Finance Committee, specialist think tanks e.g. Australian Centre for Financial Studies and sits as a director on a local charity board. He created and lectures the financial services regulation law course at Griffith University.

Liam’s clients comprise of financial services firms, including funds, banks and other lenders. On the non-contentious side, Liam has considerable experience with structuring, licensing applications, privacy, risk, governance and regulatory compliance.

On the contentious side, he has acted in many regulatory inquiries and remediation programs for leading financial services entities across multiple international jurisdictions.

Outside of being a lawyer

Outside the law, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf and reading Roman history.