Luke specialises in superannuation and financial services law and has particular expertise in acting for large industry-based, government and corporate superannuation fund trustees and financial service providers in all legal and commercial matters affecting these entities.
Luke brings a wealth of experience from acting on a number of matters affecting superannuation funds including major superannuation investments, custody, administration, successor fund transfers and general commercial contracting. Luke also advises trustees on superannuation and financial services law compliance, and drafts and reviews internal trustee documents including governing rules and policies and all forms of disclosure documentation.
Luke also has expertise in acting for employers, including advising on superannuation guarantee obligations and defence of claims, as well as advising on the closure and conversion of corporate defined benefit plans and corporate plan successor fund transfers.
Luke regularly presents at ASFA’s Victorian Legislation Discussion Group.
Luke's expertise includes:
Luke’s experience includes:
01 June 2020 - Knowledge
#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services
We examine the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2019, which will be brought before Parliament in mid-June, and consider the impact should the Bill be passed. Plus, other key news, legislation, cases and developments in superannuation in May 2020.
13 May 2020 - Knowledge
#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19
In an effort to cure a number of logistical issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, new Victorian Regulations for the execution and witnessing of documents were passed on 12 May 2020. The objective of the Regulations is to modify the application of certain acts (in particular, the Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000, Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, Powers of Attorney Act 2014 and Wills Act 1997) to further provide for the use of electronic signatures, witnessing of documents by audio visual links and related matters.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
28 Jul 20
In this webinar, Paul Venus, Holding Redlich Queensland Managing Partner and Chris Cook, Partner of Worells Solvency & Forensic Accountants will outline how business owners and their advisors can get some confidence—when possible—beyond the crisis that the business will not be derailed by legacy debt.