Connecting Law and Compliance
Through our association with boutique commercial law firm, Hamilton Blackstone, Assured Support can provide legal advice, document drafting, review, and advocacy services.
Instead of engaging lawyers with no real understanding of financial services law, work with lawyers who understand the environment, the regulators, and the practical issues with which you struggle.
About our integrated legal practice
We’re thrilled to announce that Cristean Yazbeck, Managing Director of Hamilton Blackstone Lawyers, will lead Assured Support’s integrated legal practice, supporting the delivery of legal services to Assured Support’s clients, under the Assured Support brand.
This means that in addition to offering creative and commercial compliance support, our legal team will be able to provide formal opinions, drafting and representation to our clients and provide them with practical and effective legal services.
Hamilton Blackstone Lawyers is a boutique legal and consulting firm, specialising in financial services law and compliance, and dispute resolution. Their insight, and their expertise, allow Assured Support to provide a clear alternative to the disconnected and impractical legal services generally available to advisers and licensees.
Our areas of expertise include:
Cristean Yazbeck, Commerce, LLB (Hons)
University of Sydney
In addition to being Assured Support’s Legal Practice Principal, Cristean Yazbeck is Managing Director of Hamilton Blackstone Lawyers.
Cristean is a commercial lawyer with deep expertise in financial services regulation, specialising in all aspects of financial services law and compliance.
Cristean brings over 16 years’ experience, having delivered timely and commercially-centric legal and compliance solutions to some of the country’s leading financial services providers.
Cristean’s approach to financial services regulation and compliance has been endorsed by many stakeholders as industry best practice.
Cristean has written and spoken widely on financial services, estate planning, and corporate law.
Cristean holds Honours degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Sydney, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Cristean is also a Justice of the Peace, and a nationally accredited mediator.
Sean Graham, BA LLB
Since his admission in 1998, Sean has developed extensive experience in financial services. Through a variety of corporate roles, he’s gained the practical insights that often elude legal advisers.
Specialising in financial services law and regulation, Sean brings a commercial, practical and strategic perspective to legal and commercial problems.
As Special Counsel, Sean focuses on the needs of Licensees, advisers and financial services businesses. This includes licensing, ongoing support, regulatory engagement, change management, compliance, legislative change, workflow redesign, technology and training.
Every fortnight “Three Hit Tuesday” delivers thought leadership, considered analysis and insights that will help you improve your advice, more effectively manage your regulatory risks and make you better informed than your peers.
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