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Our team is dedicated to supporting clients through their business activities and seek to assist them to achieve their commercial goals.

Capital Markets

Our clients range from public companies to small businesses and high net worth individuals.

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Financial Services

Our clients include Australian financial services licensees and responsible entities of Managed Investment Schemes.

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Commercial Litigation

We are well experienced in complex commercial litigation conducted in Courts, Tribunals and Arbitrations throughout Australia.

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and ICO

Foster Nicholson Lawyers have acted or act with regard  a range of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and ICO matters.

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Crowdfunding & AFSL Licensing

Foster Nicholson Lawyers act with regard a range of areas to do with crowdfunding.

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Our principals, Alan Foster, Leath Nicholson and Shannon Ryan lead an experienced legal team dedicated to assisting our clients to achieve their optimal commercial goals.

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Alan Foster

Alan has been a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation since 1994.

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Leath Nicholson

Leath practices extensively in commercial and corporate transactions, particularly for ASX Listed public companies.

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Shannon Ryan

Shannon heads the firm's financial services and corporate transactions section.

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Andrew Bini

Andrew is a senior member of the financial services and corporate transactions team.

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Crowd sourced funding – A guide for public companies

Shannon Ryan (Director) and Andrew Tsirikis (Solicitor)

Legislation governing the crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime for public companies is now in full effect with the following checklist being designed to assist those companies navigate their way through this process. Eligible companies To engage in CSF, your company must: (1) be an unlisted public company limited by shares with assets and annual revenue caps…

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