Karin Khominsky

Karin Khominsky

Associate
Baker & McKenzie
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Karin is a general associate in the Melbourne office. Her primary focus is in the regulation of financial services and institutions, including advising clients both locally and offshore on regulatory requirements and best practices. Karin has experience advising on a range of regulatory matters that impact financial service provides, including in relation to financial services licensing and regulation, credit licensing and consumer credit, digital and web-based payments systems, ESG-related product disclosures, and responses to examination and enforcement matters.

Karin joined the Firm in 2023 from another international law firm based in the U.S. where she focused on regulatory matters involving federal and state securities laws, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other self-regulatory organizations (SROs). She advised clients on expansion of business and related regulatory requirements for financial institutions and the best interest standard, supervisory structures, regulatory compliance, and delivering financial services through digital product platforms.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised various clients both locally and offshore on obtaining an Australian Financial Services Licence and registering with ASIC.

  • Advised foreign banking institutions on applicability of regulatory regimes.

  • Advised Australian financial institutions on Chapter 7 Corporations Act, consumer credit regulation, and insurance matters.

  • Advised clients in relation to non-cash payment facilities.

  • Advised clients on PDS and TMD drafting, and ESG related disclosures.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • New York Bar Association – Member
  • Washington D.C. Bar - Member

Corporate Responsibility

Karin has assisted overseas communities with annual tax filings, landlord-tenant disputes, naturalisation for citizenship applications, and election protection initiatives.

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2021)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2020)

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD) (2019)
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School (Management Certification) (2018)

Languages

  • English
  • Russian