Case Studies

Banking Royal Commission: representing a Superannuation Fund

Piper Alderman advised and acted for a significant Superannuation Fund throughout the Banking Royal Commission.

Team: Tom Griffith, James Nunn

Service: Banking & Finance | Commissions & Inquiries | Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Sector: Financial Services

Superannuation Fund offers retirement benefits to Australians through deposits and deductions from their income. Employers also make regular contributions to superannuation funds. The Banking Royal Commission oversees and regulates misconduct issues in the banking, superannuation, and financial services industry.

Piper Alderman advised our client, a Superannuation Fund provider, on governance, regulatory issues, accounting and disclosure, and risk management. In addition, the team worked against tight and inflexible external deadlines, all of which were met.

After preparing details responses to the Banking Royal Commission’s initial inquiries, Piper Alderman provided high-level and strategic advice to the superannuation fund board about the direction of and likely outcomes from the Commission’s case studies. Our team also provided specific guidance on confidentiality aspects, necessary and appropriate further correspondence with the Commission, and the consequences of the interim and final reports on our client’s business.