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May 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ACST

In-person event |

Lipman Karas

Level 23, 25 Grenfell Street


Members: $0
Non-members: $0
Professional Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

In this face to face event in Adelaide, Lipman Karas' three presenters will draw upon their experience in responding to and engaging with regulators, discussing how to manage the risks associated with regulatory intervention, as well as practical measures to ensure your organisation is well placed to meet regulators’ enquiries efficiently and effectively and with minimal disruption to your business. 

The session will provide:

  • a brief overview of key regulators’ statutory framework and investigative and enforcement powers
  • an update on ASIC and the ACCC’s current objectives and approach
  • a practical guide to dealing with regulatory intervention, including the key steps to follow, claiming privilege and missteps to avoid some tips based on previous interactions with regulators

Lunch and networking: 12:30-1pm

Presentation: 1-2pm


Lisa Loechel

Lisa Loechel, Special Counsel, Lipman Karas

Lisa has experience across a broad range of commercial disputes, for domestic and international clients, involving a variety of commercial and regulatory issues and industries, from agriculture to financial services.  She has significant experience with large-scale, complex litigation, involving complicated forensic investigations and documents and data management, skills which are valuable when assisting clients to respond to regulatory inquiries.


Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips, Barrister, Bar Chambers

Stephen commenced practice as a Barrister in 2020 after 17 years as a solicitor working in commercial litigation, the last 11 years with Lipman Karas.  Stephen will speak from his experience assisting clients with sensitive regulatory investigations. He now accepts briefs across a range of areas, including commissions and other inquiries and regulatory investigations. 

Patrick White, Head of Legal & Compliance, Elders Ltd

Patrick is the Head of Legal and Compliance at Elders Limited.  In that role, he has dealt with a wide variety of regulators around Australia, from those overseeing safe work, dangerous goods, environmental protection and real estate licensing regulations, to those with broader remits such as the ACCC and APRA.



*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.


Credits: 1 CPD point
Category: Professional skills

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