John Bassilios

Special Counsel, Hall & Wilcox

Area of expertise

Financial Services, Funds Management, Fintech, AML/CTF, Blockchain, Digital Assets, Corporate Commercial, Start Ups

Qualifications

B.Com (Finance), LLB, G. Dip App Fin, LLM, GAICD

About John

John has acted for a wide range of financial services providers, including retail and wholesale fund managers, investment advisers, financial planners, stockbrokers, IDPS operators, and managed discretionary account providers. He has advised financial services providers on all aspects of managed investments schemes, AFSL licensing, disclosure requirements, and ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements.

John also has extensive experience in advising financial services industry participants in relation to the establishment and development of various financial products, as well as the preparation of disclosure documents such as financial services guides, product disclosure statements, and information memoranda.

John also has significant experience in a broad range general corporate commercial matters; from company establishment, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisition and ASX listings.

More recently, John has taken a keen interest in Blockchain related matters and gained significant experience advising on, and establishing, crypto currency funds, reviewing Whitepapers for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and advising on the establishment of cryptocurrency exchanges including preparing AML/CTF Programs and terms of use and advising on conducting Security Token Offerings (STOs) in Australia.

John was recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the 2018 Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Other Roles

Trusted Adviser - Frank Lab (Hall & Wilcox Start Up Accelerator)
Director - Blockchain Australia
Director - Foundation of International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise
Course Mentor - RMIT Blockchain Strategy Course
Cohort Mentor - REACH Australia
Blockchain Working Group - FinTech Australia
Mentor - Stone & Chalk