Sophie Grace Legal & Compliance
AFSL & ACL Specialists

Sophie Grace is a leading Australian firm providing legal and compliance services for the financial services and credit industries. We service both Australian and international clients across the financial sector. Being independently owned and managed, we ensure our clients receive the very best service, transparency and value for money. In keeping with industry best practice, we do not pay or accept commissions in connection with any of the services we provide.

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AFSL

AFS Licences

Sophie Grace assists a variety of businesses on a daily basis with all stages of obtaining an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs.

  1. Full Service AFSL Application
  2. Templates for your AFSL Application

Sophie Grace works with numerous businesses across the financial services industry.

Read more about the AFSL application process, requirements and how we can assist you.

ACL

Australian Credit Licences

Sophie Grace is equipped to assist your business engaged in credit activities to meet its obligations under the national consumer credit laws. 

We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs:

  1. Full Service ACL Application
  2. Templates for your ACL Application

Read more about the ACL application process, requirements and how we can assist you.

AML

AML/CTF

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF) imposes a risk-based approach to counter money laundering. The obligations under the AML/CTF Act are imposed on a wide range of financial services and credit organisations.

Sophie Grace can provide you with an AML/CTF Program tailored to your business to ensure that you continue to comply with the obligations under the AML/CTF Act and AML/CTF Rules.

Sophie Grace will work with your business to achieve overall AML/CTF compliance. Read more about how we can assist you.

Legal

Legal

Sophie Grace offers legal solutions for your business. We can help you deal with financial services and corporate law issues, provide effective advice as well as prepare and review relevant legal documentation.

Sophie Grace has valuable experience which can assist you in relation to the following aspects:

  • Starting up your Business;
  • Corporate and Commercial legal needs;
  • Funds Management; and
  • Financial Services.

Read more about our legal services and how we can assist your business.

Compliance

Compliance

Sophie Grace can provide tailored compliance solutions that are efficient and practical. These systems will be designed to ensure your business is constantly achieving the most strategic and efficient operational standards. Sophie Grace is committed to helping you comply with all laws, codes of practice and regulations which apply to your business.

Sophie Grace can provide compliance systems to comfort and satisfy management, shareholders and suppliers that action has been taken to limit business risk and exposure.

Read more about the increasing need for compliance.

AFS Licences

Sophie Grace assists a variety of businesses on a daily basis with all stages of obtaining an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs.

  1. Full Service AFSL Application
  2. Templates for your AFSL Application

Sophie Grace works with numerous businesses across the financial services industry.

Read more about the AFSL application process, requirements and how we can assist you.

Australian Credit Licences

Sophie Grace is equipped to assist your business engaged in credit activities to meet its obligations under the national consumer credit laws. 

We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs:

  1. Full Service ACL Application
  2. Templates for your ACL Application

Read more about the ACL application process, requirements and how we can assist you.

AML/CTF

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF) imposes a risk-based approach to counter money laundering. The obligations under the AML/CTF Act are imposed on a wide range of financial services and credit organisations.

Sophie Grace can provide you with an AML/CTF Program tailored to your business to ensure that you continue to comply with the obligations under the AML/CTF Act and AML/CTF Rules.

Sophie Grace will work with your business to achieve overall AML/CTF compliance. Read more about how we can assist you.

Compliance

Sophie Grace can provide tailored compliance solutions that are efficient and practical. These systems will be designed to ensure your business is constantly achieving the most strategic and efficient operational standards. Sophie Grace is committed to helping you comply with all laws, codes of practice and regulations which apply to your business.

Sophie Grace can provide compliance systems to comfort and satisfy management, shareholders and suppliers that action has been taken to limit business risk and exposure.

Read more about the increasing need for compliance.

WHAT WE DO

Services

Unmatched legal and compliance services

We provide legal and compliance services for the financial services and credit industries servicing both Australian and international clients across the financial sector.​ Our team will actively work with you at all times.

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Sophie Grace Team

SOPHIE GERBER

Director (Legal and Compliance)

Sophie is the director of both Sophie Grace Legal Pty Ltd and Sophie Grace Pty Ltd. Sophie meets with clients to help them understand their compliance and legal requirements. She works with them to tailor appropriate solutions for their business.

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SARAH MURRAY

Compliance Consultant

Sarah works with the Compliance Team with a particular focus on compliance and legal services. Sarah also works with the Legal Team providing ongoing assistance in drafting and reviewing documentation as well as legal research.

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MELODY GAO

Lawyer

Melody assists in preparing, reviewing and negotiating legal documentation for participants in the financial services industry. Melody also assists with developing, reviewing and amending compliance documentation.

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QUYNH TRUONG

Manager (Licensing and Compliance)

Quynh Truong works with the Compliance Team with a focus on compliance. Quynh specialises in obtaining ACL and AFSL applications and variations for clients as well as providing ongoing compliance support in the form of compliance.

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ALICIA PEVELY​

Manager (Licensing and Compliance)​

Alicia works with the Compliance Team and Legal Team with a focus on compliance and legal services. Alicia assists clients with AFSL and ACL applications, variations and assists in the implementation of compliance reviews.

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ANGELA YANG

Lawyer

Angela works with the Legal Team on the drafting and review of legal documentation for participants in the financial services industry and works with the Compliance. She also works with the Compliance Team with a particular focus on drafting.

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IVANA JOSIC

Marketing and Administrative Assistant​

Ivana works with the Compliance Team and Legal Team with a particular focus on Marketing, PR and Office Management. Ivana specialises in enhancing client relationships and supporting the Compliance Team. She assists clients with initial enquiries

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We provide legal and compliance services for the financial services and credit industries servicing both Australian and international clients across the financial sector.​ Our team will actively work with you at all times.

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Sophie Grace assists a variety of businesses on a daily basis with all stages of obtaining an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs.

  1. Full Service AFSL Application
  2. Templates for your AFSL Application

Sophie Grace works with numerous businesses across the financial services industry. Some examples include the following:

  • Funds Management AFSL Application;
  • Forex Brokers AFSL Application;
  • Financial Planner AFSL Application;
  • Accountants AFSL Application;
  • Binary options AFSL Application; and
  • Carbon Credits Trading.

The basic steps you need to follow when obtaining an AFSL are:

  1. Determine what authorisations are needed
  2. Choose the Responsible Managers
  3. Draft Documents for ASIC
  4. Additional Proof Documentation (if required)
  5. Prepare Ongoing Compliance Program and Compliance Assistance

Read more about the AFSL application process and requirements.

Sophie Grace is able to provide ongoing compliance support or external compliance reviews to AFSL holders in order to ensure maintenance with the legislative and regulatory requirements.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance regarding an AFSL Application, please contact Sophie Grace directly.

Sophie Grace is equipped to assist your business engaged in credit activities to meet its obligations under the national consumer credit laws. All businesses engaging in the following credit activities are required to hold an Australian Credit Licence (ACL):

  • Credit Providers;
  • Credit Service Providers;
  • Finance Brokers;
  • Lenders and Lessors;
  • Mortgage Managers or Aggregators; and
  • Other Intermediaries.

We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs:

  1. Full Service ACL Application
  2. Templates for your ACL Application

The basic steps you need to follow when obtaining an ACL are:

  1. Determine what authorisations are needed
  2. Choose the Responsible Managers
  3. Draft Documents for ASIC
  4. Additional Documentation (if required)
  5. Prepare Ongoing Compliance Procedures and Processes

Read more about the ACL application process and requirements.

Sophie Grace is able to provide ongoing compliance support or external compliance reviews to ACL holders in order to ensure maintenance with the legislative and regulatory requirements.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance regarding an ACL Application, please contact Sophie Grace directly.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF) imposes a risk based approach to counter money laundering. The obligations under the AML/CTF Act are imposed on a wide range of financial services and credit organisations including:

  • Banks;
  • Building Societies;
  • Credit Unions;
  • Financial Services Firms;
  • Remittance Providers;
  • Superannuation Funds; and
  • The Gambling Sector.

Sophie Grace has real and extensive legal and compliance experience with AML/CTF regulation in Australia. With skills in AML/CTF, risk identification and compliance framework design, clients are given confidence that their AML/CTF needs are not only met but are effective and efficient.

Sophie Grace can provide you with an AML/CTF Program tailored to your businesses to ensure that you continue to comply with the obligations under the AML/CTF Act and Rules.

Sophie Grace will work with your business to achieve AML/CTF compliance. For more information on AML/CTF in Australia, please contact Sophie Gracedirectly.

Sophie Grace offers legal solutions for your business. We can help you deal with financial services and corporate law issues, provide effective advice as well as prepare and review relevant legal documentation.

Managing a company in Australia can be confusing and time-consuming as there are a myriad of laws governing the conduct of business in Australia.

Sophie Grace has valuable experience which can assist you in relation to the following aspects:

  • Corporate and Commercial legal needs;
  • Funds Management; and
  • Financial Services.

The Sophie Grace Legal team can also assist you with Starting up your Business and has developed a Business Guide to assist you throughout the whole process.

We can advise and assist you on:

  • The Start-Up Process;
  • Establishing a Business Structure which supports your aspirations;
  • Obtaining the correct documentation for your business whether it be in the Corporate and Commercial, Funds Management or Financial Services / Credit industries; and
  • The sale of your businesses and any licences held or purchase of a business and any licences held.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance, please contact Sophie Grace directly.

AFS Licences

Sophie Grace assists a variety of businesses on a daily basis with all stages of obtaining an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs.

  1. Full Service AFSL Application
  2. Templates for your AFSL Application

Sophie Grace works with numerous businesses across the financial services industry. Some examples include the following:

  • Funds Management AFSL Application;
  • Forex Brokers AFSL Application;
  • Financial Planner AFSL Application;
  • Accountants AFSL Application;
  • Binary options AFSL Application; and
  • Carbon Credits Trading.

The basic steps you need to follow when obtaining an AFSL are:

  1. Determine what authorisations are needed
  2. Choose the Responsible Managers
  3. Draft Documents for ASIC
  4. Additional Proof Documentation (if required)
  5. Prepare Ongoing Compliance Program and Compliance Assistance

Read more about the AFSL application process and requirements.

Sophie Grace is able to provide ongoing compliance support or external compliance reviews to AFSL holders in order to ensure maintenance with the legislative and regulatory requirements.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance regarding an AFSL Application, please contact Sophie Grace directly.

Australian Credit Licences

Sophie Grace is equipped to assist your business engaged in credit activities to meet its obligations under the national consumer credit laws. All businesses engaging in the following credit activities are required to hold an Australian Credit Licence (ACL):

  • Credit Providers;
  • Credit Service Providers;
  • Finance Brokers;
  • Lenders and Lessors;
  • Mortgage Managers or Aggregators; and
  • Other Intermediaries.

We provide two standard service offerings and can create a package to best suit your business’ needs:

  1. Full Service ACL Application
  2. Templates for your ACL Application

The basic steps you need to follow when obtaining an ACL are:

  1. Determine what authorisations are needed
  2. Choose the Responsible Managers
  3. Draft Documents for ASIC
  4. Additional Documentation (if required)
  5. Prepare Ongoing Compliance Procedures and Processes

Read more about the ACL application process and requirements.

Sophie Grace is able to provide ongoing compliance support or external compliance reviews to ACL holders in order to ensure maintenance with the legislative and regulatory requirements.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance regarding an ACL Application, please contact Sophie Grace directly.

AML/CTF

The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF) imposes a risk based approach to counter money laundering. The obligations under the AML/CTF Act are imposed on a wide range of financial services and credit organisations including:

  • Banks;
  • Building Societies;
  • Credit Unions;
  • Financial Services Firms;
  • Remittance Providers;
  • Superannuation Funds; and
  • The Gambling Sector.

Sophie Grace has real and extensive legal and compliance experience with AML/CTF regulation in Australia. With skills in AML/CTF, risk identification and compliance framework design, clients are given confidence that their AML/CTF needs are not only met but are effective and efficient.

Sophie Grace can provide you with an AML/CTF Program tailored to your businesses to ensure that you continue to comply with the obligations under the AML/CTF Act and Rules.

Sophie Grace will work with your business to achieve AML/CTF compliance. For more information on AML/CTF in Australia, please contact Sophie Gracedirectly.

Legal

Sophie Grace offers legal solutions for your business. We can help you deal with financial services and corporate law issues, provide effective advice as well as prepare and review relevant legal documentation.

Managing a company in Australia can be confusing and time-consuming as there are a myriad of laws governing the conduct of business in Australia.

Sophie Grace has valuable experience which can assist you in relation to the following aspects:

  • Corporate and Commercial legal needs;
  • Funds Management; and
  • Financial Services.

The Sophie Grace Legal team can also assist you with Starting up your Business and has developed a Business Guide to assist you throughout the whole process.

We can advise and assist you on:

  • The Start-Up Process;
  • Establishing a Business Structure which supports your aspirations;
  • Obtaining the correct documentation for your business whether it be in the Corporate and Commercial, Funds Management or Financial Services / Credit industries; and
  • The sale of your businesses and any licences held or purchase of a business and any licences held.

If you would like to obtain further information or assistance, please contact Sophie Grace directly.