Andrew established Pavuk Legal in 2007 and has over 25 years experience as a specialist in the areas of Financial Services, Corporate Law, Taxation, Life Insurance, Superannuation, Managed Funds, Estate Planning and Succession. Previously he was also a partner of Gadens Lawyers and Piper Alderman Lawyers.
Andrew’s clients include private clients, small and large businesses, financial intermediaries, accountants, superannuation trustees, financial institutions and not for profit entities. Andrew has acted for many Financial Product Issuers including Life Offices, Fund Managers and Superannuation Funds in product development, drafting disclosure documentation, restructuring of legacy products and dispute resolution with regulators, intermediaries and customers.
Andrew has acted on various major financial services initiatives including drafting the Life Insurance and Superannuation Acts for the government of Papua New Guinea on behalf of the World Bank, designing and drafting the Estate Planning Advice Framework for the AMP, the Small Business Advice Framework for the AMP, the Business Insurance Advice Framework for ING, drafting various learning and training guides and content provision for learning institutions such as Deakin University and the Securities Institute of Australia (now Kaplan).
He has also advised, established and structured many Australian Financial Service Licensees including Fortnum Financial Group. He has also acted on many transactions involving the purchase, sale or restructuring, financing and litigation of Financial Planning Intermediaries.
In respect to the Ukrainian community Andrew has acted for Plast KPS Executive, the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Australia including the Eparchy, various parishes, priests and charitable funds. He has also represented the government of Ukraine including the National Olympic team of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Canberra as well as the Consulate of Ukraine in Sydney.
As well, Andrew has also acted in establishing or restructuring various training institutions including – the Centre of Financial Planning, World School Ltd (which became Tribeca Ltd) and KvB College. Andrew also contributed extensively to briefings and ongoing legal taxation and technical support to various advisory groups as far back as MLC Advisers who were part of the Payne Ruth training programme following Capita Life’s integration with MLC Life Limited.
He has authored a book Nobody Else’s Business dealing with how to build, keep or close a business.
- Financial Services
- Corporate Law
- Taxation, Life Insurance
- Managed Funds
- Estate Planning and Succession
- Bachelor of Laws – University of Tasmania 14 April 1989
- Commonwealth of Australia – Appointed as an Officer of the Australian Army 6 December 1981
- Graduate of the Melbourne University Regiment A.C.M.F. S Comd. 6 December 1981
- Diploma in Education – La Trobe University 31 March 1980
- Bachelor of Arts – La Trobe University 18 May 1979
Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of New South Wales – February 1997