Special Counsel

Luke Hooper

Luke specialises in superannuation and financial services and has particular expertise in acting for large industry-based, government and corporate superannuation fund trustees and financial service providers in all legal and commercial matters affecting these entities.

Luke brings a wealth of experience from acting on a number of matters affecting superannuation funds including major superannuation investments, custody, administration, successor fund transfers and general commercial contracting. Luke also advises trustees on superannuation and financial services law compliance, and drafts and reviews internal trustee documents including governing rules and policies and all forms of disclosure documentation.

Luke also has expertise in acting for employers, including advising on superannuation guarantee obligations and defence of claims, as well as advising on the closure and conversion of corporate defined benefit plans and corporate plan successor fund transfers.

Luke regularly presents at ASFA’s Victorian Legislation Discussion Group.

Expertise

Luke’s expertise includes:

  • Superannuation investments
  • Superannuation outsourcing, including custody, administration and investment management
  • Trustee compliance and governance
  • Technical superannuation and financial services advice
  • Group insurance policies
  • Superannuation successor fund transfers
  • APRA, ASIC and AUSTRAC compliance and/or breaches
  • Employer superannuation guarantee obligations and defence of claims
  • Closure and conversion of corporate defined benefit plans
  • Superannuation and financial services disclosure.

Recent projects

  • Acting for WA Super in respect of the $3.2bn Successor Fund Transfer with Concept One.
  • Acting for Hostplus in respect of its Custody Agreement with Citi.
  • Acting for CSR Limited in respect of the Harwood Superannuation Fund $1.4bn Successor Fund Transfer.

location

Melbourne

Thinking

M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead June 2019
M&A/Corporate Advisory
The 'Protecting Your Superannuation Package'...
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead May 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
APRA’S New Information Security Prudential...
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead October 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead August 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead July 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead May 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead April 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead March 2018
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Strengthening Superannuation Member Outcomes
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead October 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead September 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead August 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead July 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead June 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead April 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead March 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
New notification requirements under the...
M&A/Corporate Advisory
MOving Ahead February 2017
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Spotlight on Super - September 2016
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Spotlight on Super - August 2016
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Spotlight on Super - May 2016
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Financial Services
The Budget 2016-17: How it affects Financial...
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Spotlight on Super - April 2016
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Spotlight on Super - February 2016
M&A/Corporate Advisory
Death Benefit Nominations – hard or soft...
Financial Services
ASIC Seeks Improved Compliance by Super...

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