Luke is a partner with a wealth of litigation and corporate experience, and specialises in contentious financial services regulatory matters. He works closely with his colleagues in HSF’s global FSR team. Described by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 (Financial Services Regulation) as ‘a leading figure in contentious regulatory matters’, Luke is routinely sought out to represent high-profile financial institutions in ASIC investigations. He is praised by clients for being ‘a real standout performer … His involvement gives clients a great degree of reassurance’. His experience includes acting for: (1) global investment banks in relation to ASIC investigations of benchmark rates (BBSW and FX); (2) Citigroup in a landmark insider-trading proceeding brought by ASIC and considered an international ‘test case’ involving the ‘Chinese wall’ defence and procedures for handling potential conflicts of interest: all of ASIC’s claims were dismissed; (3) global investment banks in various markets disciplinary panel proceedings; (4) the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Bankwest in the ‘exception fees’ class action; and (5) ASX-listed entities in relation to continuous disclosure compliance and related ASIC infringement-notice proceedings.