Michelle Segaert


Intuitiva Law


Michelle has significant top tier legal expertise having worked in top tier firms in Australia (King & Wood Mallesons) and London (Linklaters). Michelle is also an award-winning lawyer, recognised in Best Lawyers, Chambers Asia Pacific and Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.


  • Michelle specialises in Financial Services regulation (including FATCA/CRS/privacy/AML), the Australian financial services license and Australian credit license regimes, prudential obligations, and advising on governance and compliance frameworks and developing compliance obligations libraries.
  • Michelle also advises on financial services regulatory reform, new financial products (including Fintech), and licensing and regulatory issues for banking products, superannuation, insurance products and investment funds, new payment systems, and advising on regulated and unregulated corporate transactions.

Professional experience

  • Michelle has acted for Australian and global insurance companies, banks, fund managers, superannuation funds, corporate trustees and custodians in relation to governance, compliance and risk management frameworks, the establishment of new investment vehicles and financial products, financial services regulation, licensing, constituent documents, fiduciary obligations and investments, such as Macquarie Bank, CBA, Westpac, Bank of Queensland, QBE, Allianz, IAG, RACQ, Perpetual Limited, BT Financial Group, Northern Trust, State Street, ADIA, MTAA Super, CBUS, Munich RE, IAG, OnePath and AMP Capital Investors.
  • Michelle recently advised on the governance framework for a major insurer.
  • Michelle also recently advised a global bank on management of conflicts of interest in response to an APRA review.