Mark Sneddon

FinTech & E-Business, Banking and Credit Financial Services, Government Services

Mark has over 25 years' experience in banking and financial services, fintech and e-business, business regulation and government services.  He joined the Compact team in October 2016.

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Banking, Lending and Payments Law 
  • Regulated financial services and credit, AML, privacy and compliance
  • FinTech, payments and E-Business for many industries
  • Government Services Law 
Admitted to practice:  1983
Career achievements:
  • Banking and Finance and E-Business partner in a top tier law firm for 12 years, acting for a wide range of banks, financial service providers and corporates.
  • Crown Counsel (Advisings) to the Victorian Attorney-General for 4.5 years.
  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne Law School, teaching international and domestic banking law, communications law and constitutional law.
  • Designed the legal framework for the National Electronic Conveyancing System.
  • Key Victorian negotiator for the Legal Profession Uniform Law.
  • Assisted major banks with risk and regulatory compliance reviews.
  • Lead designer of the ASIC EFT (now E-payments) Code.
  • Assisted in implementing national electronic health records systems and electronic customs systems.
Qualifications:
  • Adjunct Professor (Monash University Law School)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (IT)
  • Master of Laws (University of Michigan)
Future aspirations:
  • To use innovative thinking to assist clients to achieve their commercial and other goals in an efficient, timely and legally compliant way.
  • To stay on the leading edge of the legal and regulatory implications of technology advances and disruption, including fintech, biometrics, payments systems and location/technologies.
  • To assist government and regulatory bodies to develop sound evidence-based policy and regulation.
Interests outside of work: 
  • Family and friends
  • Travel
  • Reading and writing
  • Biking, beaches, catamarans  
Favourite quote: “I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
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