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Maged Girgis
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Maged Girgis is one of the country's most respected financial services lawyers with more than 19 years’ experience as a specialist superannuation funds advisor.

Mag advises the full spectrum of financial services industry participants across all legal, regulatory and taxation issues. He acts for corporate, industry, public offer and public sector superannuation funds as well as employers, administrators, trustee companies, life insurers and investment managers.

Some of Mag’s long-standing clients include Allianz, AMP, Asteron/Promina, BT, First State Super, Hannover Life Re, IBM, ING/Onepath, Media Super, Perpetual, and NSW State Super Scheme.

Mag also brings invaluable industry experience to his specialist practice. Prior to joining the firm, he spent time as an in-house counsel for a large superannuation and life insurance provider.

Mag is a regular presenter at leading industry conferences and a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. Mag is also a member of the Law Council of Australia Superannuation Committee.

15 April 2014

Minter Ellison supports regular reviews of Australia’s financial system. The Wallis inquiry, the Henry review, and the Johnson report each provided the context for discussion and constructive change aimed at reshaping the financial services sector for the benefit of Australians while factoring in the interests of the global investment community. We therefore welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the Inquiry via this written submission.

27 March 2014

Partner Chris Brown told a roundtable on the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) that David Murray, who is undertaking the inquiry for the Federal Government, must consider the risk of a failure within the SMSF sector and what can be done to avoid it.

27 March 2014

According to partner Maged Girgis, who heads our Superannuation practice, the shift of default superannuation funds into the MySuper regime will expose a number of systemic risks with only about 10 per cent of MySuper products likely to survive in the long term.

28 November 2013

On 27 November 2013 ASIC released its updated Information Sheet 155: Complying with requirements for superannuation products and simple managed investment schemes (INFO 155) The updated INFO 155 follows an ASIC industry review of shorter PDSs issued since the commencement of the shorter PDS regime in June 2012 and provides some useful comments as to how ASIC interprets and intends to regulate some of the more technical requirements and lodgement protocols of this regime.

28 November 2013

The federal government today released a discussion paper seeking feedback on measures to improve super fund governance, finish outstanding Stronger Super transparency measures and enhance competition in the default super market.

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