Piper Alderman attracts leading financial services partner


Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Andrea Beatty as a partner in its Financial Services team based in Sydney.

Andrea is a corporate partner specialising in the financial services industry. Andrea has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services regulation and corporate finance. Andrea joins the firm with two lawyers and an administrative assistant from boutique advisory firm, Keypoint Law.  Andrea is a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now KWM) and K&L Gates.

Andrea is considered one of Australia’s leading financial services lawyers. She advises and represents clients including start-ups, Australian financial services licensees (AFSL) and Australian credit licensees (ACL) on all aspects of financial services regulation and corporate finance including licence applications, regulatory compliance projects and audits, regulatory enforcement defences, and regulator investigations and disputes.

Andrea’s experience includes advising clients on financial products and channels, including peer to peer lending platforms, crowd funding, payment systems, cryptocurrency, reward programs, gift cards and financial services acquisitions, disposals and alliances.

Andrea is widely published and her authorships include the leading consumer law text ‘Annotated National Credit Code’ published by LexisNexis and the ‘Australia’ chapter in the Consumer Finance Law Review (Law Business Research Ltd UK).

Commenting on her decision to join Piper Alderman, Andrea said:

“Piper Alderman is a dynamic and progressive firm that is a true partnership. I look forward to my practice group thriving in Piper Alderman’s collaborative environment and allowing greater career opportunities for my team in the post-Banking Royal Commission world.”

Andrea joins the national Banking and Financial Services team including Shannon AdamsJoshua AnneseMark Gordon and Martin Lovell.

In 2018, Piper Alderman has appointed six female partners including lateral hires Joanne Hardwick and Sarah Johnson and 1 July promotions: Valerie BlackerMaria Capati and Lillian Rizio.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones, said he was delighted to welcome a practitioner of Andrea’s calibre and market reputation to the team.

Andrea is a highly respected and leading practitioner in financial services.  Her practice is very much aligned with our existing offering and the skills; experience and relationships she has will help us continue to build upon the foundations of our existing practice and deepen our relationships with our key clients in line with our strategic goals.”

Andrea is recognised in the 2017 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific for her expertise and has been listed in ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ for Financial Institutions and Regulatory since the 2012 edition.

Andrea is a member of numerous financial services professional associations, including being the convenor of the legal stream for the annual Australian Retail Credit Association conference.