Stephen Putnins specialises in superannuation, funds management, investments and financial services regulation, advising superannuation funds, global financial services institutions, investment managers, banking and corporate clients. Stephen has over 15 years of top tier private practice and in-house legal experience, including at leading funds UniSuper and Australian Unity.
Stephen’s broad experience includes advising clients on major projects, general corporate and operational matters, outsourcing, cross border transactions, acquisitions and divestments, investments, derivatives, governance, regulatory and compliance matters, investor and member disputes and remediation. Stephen has significant experience across all asset classes including Australian and international equities, cash and fixed income, property, private equity and infrastructure including multiple billion-dollar public private partnerships (PPPs).
He has advised on successor fund transfers, major wind-ups and has significant regulatory and governance experience including executive accountability regimes and design and distribution obligations. He has advised on global non-cash payment facilities, digital assets and carbon trading.
Recently, Stephen has assisted clients manage a growing number of mandates with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) theme. He has advised on Reconciliation Action Plans and the Modern Day Slavery Regime and has moderated expert panel discussions. He has facilitated impact investing, energy and environmental financial products, carbon abatement and derivatives.