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Luke Hooper

Expertise

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:

  • superannuation investments
  • superannuation outsourcing, including custody, administration and investment management
  • technical superannuation and financial services
  • group insurance policies
  • superannuation successor fund transfers
  • APRA, ASIC and AUSTRAC compliance and/or breaches
  • employer superannuation guarantee obligations and defence of claims
  • closure and conversion of corporate defined benefit plans
  • superannuation and financial services disclosure.

Experience

Luke’s experience includes:

  • advising multiple trustees in respect of the Protecting Your Superannuation Package requirements
  • acting for Hostplus in respect of its Successor Fund Transfer with Club Super
  • acting for WA Super in respect of its Successor Fund Transfer with Concept One
  • acting for CSR Limited in respect of the Harwood Superannuation Fund Successor Fund Transfer
  • acting for Hostplus, Statewide, GESB and CoINVEST in respect of their custody arrangements.

Publications

01 December 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – November 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

In this edition, we look at the draft legislation recently announced under the ‘Your Future, Your Super’ package and discuss some of the issues concerning the best financial interests legislation.

04 November 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – October 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #COVID-19

In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in October.

02 October 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – September 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #COVID-19

In this edition, we discuss our thoughts on the 22 September amendments to the ASIC Corporations (Amendment) Instrument 2020/853 and highlight key superannuation news, cases and legislation in September.

01 September 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – August 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #COVID-19

In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation and other developments in superannuation in August 2020.

03 August 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – July 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #COVID-19

In this edition, we look at the claim by a holder of Australian Government bonds that Commonwealth officials misled and deceived investors by failing to adequately disclose climate risks in the relevant disclosure documentation.

02 July 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – June 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

We wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in June.

01 June 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – May 2020

#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

Electronic execution changes in Victoria

#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.

04 May 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – April 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in April.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – March 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in March.

23 March 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation payments in a time of COVID-19

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services, #COVID-19

We provide a high level overview as to what superannuation payments or claims could conceivably arise under COVID-19, or how certain payments may change.

09 March 2020 - Knowledge

Superannuation monthly update – February 2020

#Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

In this edition, we wrap-up key news, legislation, cases and other developments in superannuation in February.