Jon’s primary focus is on product development and process efficiencies for financial services businesses. Jon is well known as a leading authority on regulation and compliance for that industry. Many of Australia’s leading lenders rely on Jon and his team’s creation of documents and procedures manuals for their retail, commercial and corporate lending and leasing businesses.
In recognition of his contribution to the mortgage industry, Jon was made the first honorary member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia (MFAA).
Jon is recognised as a leading lawyer in financial services regulation in the 2014 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific.
Jon’s significant expertise makes him a trusted authority on all forms of financial accommodation, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth) and the National Credit Code (Cth), trade practices and fair trading legislation. Jon is Australia’s leading authority on non-bank lending, third party distribution agreements and mortgage and loan servicing.
Complementing Jon’s finance expertise is his significant experience in the property industry. Many of Australia’s major property developers have benefitted from his structuring of some of their largest property projects and his thorough, yet straightforward, documenting of their complex joint ventures and other commercial arrangements. In doing this, Jon also applies his significant knowledge of taxation, stamp duty and GST.
Jon writes numerous academic articles on the industry and was the principal author of the National Credit Regulation loose leaf service published by Thomson Reuters.