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Eliza Sinclair

associate, commercial

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about Eliza

dandenong office +61 3 9794 2504

about Eliza

Eliza Sinclair’s broad knowledge of Commercial law makes her a great fit for clients looking for an agile advisor to grow with their business. Eliza understands how important governance and compliance can be to a business’ core functions and works intimately with clients to give sound, thorough advice.

Within the Commercial space, Eliza has a particular focus on trading documentation, and regulatory regime compliance such as Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing, Australian Financial Services Licence, National Consumer Credit Protection and Privacy. Having previously worked in business banking, Eliza has acquired an in-depth knowledge of how businesses seek to operate, what they need to operate, and the importance of understanding their individual needs. ​

Eliza utilises her keen eye for to understand how businesses develop and the legal requirements around their operations. Eliza prides herself on her focus and efficiency. Taking into consideration the time sensitive nature of business ops, she ensures her legal work does not slow down the ever-important business process. She is proud to provide vital support to business owners and operators as they move through the various stages of their business’ lifecycle.

“Clients know that I am willing to take time to understand the ins and outs of their business, so that I can provide advice that is relevant, useful and tailored to them.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Advertising and labelling law
  • Anti-money laundering and counter terrorism
  • Australian financial services licences
  • Asset protection
  • Commercial contracts
  • Competition law and ACCC issues
  • Consumer law
  • Distribution/agency agreements
  • Franchising
  • Privacy
  • Product recalls
  • Trading terms and documents

significant matters

  • Agricultural Chemical Supplier – Trading Documents

    An Agricultural Chemical Supplier approached MK to undertake a complete review of all trading and privacy documents currently being used. Eliza drafted an entire suite of trading documents for multi jurisdictions, including privacy documents, terms and conditions, warranty statements, PPS advice, etc, as well as provided the client with advice in respect of how and when to use each document within their business.

  • Independent Auditor for AFSL Holder

    An Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) holder required an independent audit of its policies and procedures for monitoring, supervising, training and appointing authorised representatives, as a requirement of its licence.  Eliza acted as an independent auditor to assess whether the business was complying with its obligations as an AFSL holder in appointing authorised representatives. This involved Eliza communicating with the AFSL holder, employees, and some of the appointed authorised representatives to ensure policies where being implemented, and compiling a report of her findings.

  • AML and KYC Obligations

    An Australian Financial Services Licence holder (AFSL) and Australian Credit Licence (ACL) holder was having difficulty identifying which entities, trusts and individuals were required to be identified for KYC purposes prior to transacting with its clients. Eliza communicated with the business to develop an easy-to-understand flow chart for the KYC process, as well as presented a training session for relevant employees. This then led to Eliza developing an Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Program for the business, which detailed the KYC obligations.