James Moore

James Moore is a Partner in the Sydney office and a member of the Financial Services Advisory team. James has over 25 years experience assisting clients to build businesses while managing regulatory risk and legal obligations under Australia’s financial services laws. Key areas of expertise include retail financial services (consumer credit, payment systems, FinTech and electronic commerce, deposit and transaction products), privacy law, anti-money laundering, unfair contract terms laws and banking system regulation.

James is recognised in the Legal 500 as ‘very knowledgeable’ regulatory expert with a ‘high profile in the sector’ and in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Privacy and Data Security Law.

James is recognised for offering practical and commercial advice on all aspects of financial services laws. He assists with the design of new products, the formation of commercial relationships, preparation of plain English customer-facing collateral, and working with regulators to seek relief and responding to major regulatory investigations. James assists major bank and non-bank providers, domestic and international, with these issues, designing legally compliant solutions that meet business needs.

James is engaged with development of relevant law and policy, with deputy chair roles of the Financial Services Committee and Digital Commerce Committee of the Business Section of the Law Council of Australia, and membership of the Privacy Committee.


James’ recent experience includes advising:

  • One of the big 4 banks on the Design and Distribution Obligation;
  • Major Australian mutual banks on integration issues as part of a merger;
  • A payments provider with unfair contract terms review across all documents; and
  • National retail lender with development of new continuing credit product.

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