Connor McClymont is an associate in our Corporate Practice Group, advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, focussing on capital markets and corporate governance. Connor also advises clients on data privacy and cybersecurity regulatory compliance and best practice. He works with clients to implement bespoke compliance frameworks and offers advice grounded in understanding the nature of their operations. He has advised clients on a range of matters in related fields, including consumer protection and employment.

    Connor has experience assisting on capital market raisings, such as rights issues and placements, and conducting due diligence for a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. Connor advised on regulatory standards, both domestically and internationally; is adept at developing effective privacy policies and internal operative procedures; and has undertaken in-depth due diligence on operational practice to evaluate privacy processes, identify risk and advise on best practice compliance updates.

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    Equity Capital Markets

    • Acting for Sezzle Inc. on its US$217 million initial public offering and listing to the ASX.
    • Acting for GB Group Plc on its 2019 employee options issue, including preparation and lodgement of its prospectus.
    • Acting for ASX-listed Eastern Goldfields Limited on its US$2.8 million entitlement offer.
    • Assisting ASX-listed mining entities with preparation of disclosure documents in multimillion-dollar capital raisings.

    General Corporate Advisory

    • Acting for a range of companies in relation to members’ meetings and corporate governance and regulatory matters, including compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and ASX Listing Rules.
    • Advising pro bono clients on the incorporation of not-for-profit entities as incorporated associations and companies limited by guarantee.
    • Advising a pro bono client regarding the application of Australian financial regulations to a cryptocurrency exchange business.

    Data Privacy and Cyber Security

    • Undertaking an audit of an international identity verification client’s data privacy and cybersecurity practices and providing advice in relation to regulatory compliance in connection with a multimillion-dollar cross-border transaction.
    • Advising an international telecommunications client on the application of data privacy and cyber security regulations to their Australian operations.
    • Completing and advising on a cross-border private equity transaction, involving the sale and disclosure of personal data in compliance with international privacy regimes.

    Regulatory and Consumer Protection

    • Preparing applications to the Department of Home Affairs regarding visa and citizenship applications for a variety of professional and private individuals.

    Migration

    • Advising a variety of international importers on product labelling and consumer protection requirements in Australia and New Zealand.

    Education

    • The College of Law, GDLP, 2017
    • University of Western Australia, LL.B., B.A. (History), 2016

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2017

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    • Co-author, “Submissions to the Western Australian Government on Privacy and Responsible Information Sharing”, 1 November 2019.
    • Co-author, “The Un-healthiness of the Australian Health Sector’s Data Security”, 17 May 2019.
    • Co-author, “Submissions to the National Transport Commission on Regulating Government Access to C-ITS and Automated Vehicle Data”, November 2018.
    • Co-author, “Once More Unto the Data Breach – Rising Risks to Business Identified in New OAIC Report”, 31 July 2018.
    • Co-author, “Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Governance”, July 2018.
    • Co-author, “The Energy Regulation & Markets Review – Australia”, seventh edition, 2018.
    • Co-author, “FWC Looks Beyond Title and High Income to Find Employee Was Award Covered and Could Access Unfair Dismissal Laws”, 31 July 2017.
    • Co-author, “Franchisors liable for franchisees’ Fair Work Breaches”, 26 September 2017.
    • Author, “In the Post – FWC delivers mixed messages on dismissal for social media indiscretions”, 12 May 2017.

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