Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has today announced that financial services regulatory specialist Steven Rice has joined the firm as a partner. Steven is based in Sydney and is part of Corrs’ Financial Sponsors Group (FSG).

With experience across accounting and law, Steven specialises in financial services, financial markets, anti-money laundering, prudential, and general corporate regulation. His experience includes advising retail and investment banks, fund managers and corporate advisers, both in Australia and overseas, in relation to financial services regulatory and compliance issues. He also advises on corporate compliance issues and on specialist areas such as the Banking Executive Accountability Regime and Financial Accountability Regime.

Commenting on the appointment, Corrs CEO Gavin MacLaren said: “With continued regulatory focus on the financial services sector, Steven is a great addition to our busy FSG team. I am delighted to welcome him to the partnership.”

Corrs Head of FSG, Robert Clarke, added: “I am pleased to welcome Steven to the FSG team. The depth and breadth of his experience will be highly valuable and relevant to our clients across the financial services industry.”

Steven commenced with Corrs on 11 October. His appointment follows the recent hire of Mizu Ardra, who joined Corrs’ FSG team in August as Special Counsel, based in Melbourne.