Max Allan

Max Allan is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in:

  • structured and complex derivatives (including equity, interest rate, foreign exchange and commodity derivatives), repurchase agreements, securities lending arrangements, other structured products and financial market transactions, and credit support arrangements;
  • netting, collateral, prime brokerage, clearing and international derivative and trading documentation; 
  • clearing systems, payment systems, collateral management systems and other financial market infrastructure; and
  • the legislative and regulatory frameworks which govern financial markets and financial systems, and local and international financial services regulatory matters.

Max advises Australian and international banks, market participants, corporates, funds, exchanges, clearing and payment systems, regulators and governments. 

Max is a key contact for the Australian industry opinions produced by King & Wood Mallesons for ISDA, ICMA, ISLA and AFMA. He has a key role in financial markets law reform in Australia, and advises both the domestic and international market in consultations with the Australian Government and regulators in relation to law reform matters.

In recent years, Max has also advised both government and industry on the use, risks and impact of blockchain and smart contracts in financial markets. Max also advises on the Consumer Data Right and implementation of the Consumer Data Right in the banking sector (as Open Banking).

Max has published articles and worked on the preparation of chapters in various texts in connection with derivatives, netting, collateral, set-off and financial market infrastructure issues.


Legal insights

Recent legislative amendments aimed at improving accessibility of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) mark a significant leap forward for the CDR regime.

19 October 2021

Ahead of the expected cessation of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) at the end of 2021, along with the possible discontinuance of other key inter-bank offered rates (IBORs), the...

22 October 2020

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