Adrian Verdnik


Qualifications: LLM (Commercial Law), LLB



'Adrian Verdnik delivers work that is on-time, accurate and with no surprises on cost. I always feel confident when Adrian has provided advice that I am receiving the right answer, without ambiguity.  Would recommend Adrian to anyone.' – Investment Director, Acorn Capital

Adrian’s financial services law practice covers superannuation, managed funds, insurance, and financial advice. His work includes both advisory and transactional services. He works for a variety of participants in the financial services industry, including issuers, investment professionals, and service providers.

Adrian is valued by his clients for his ability to balance the technical and commercial aspects of financial services law, and for his effective management and delivery of work.

Adrian has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia in Funds Management for 2020 and 2021, and for Investment Funds and Superannuation Law for 2021.


  • Acting for superannuation trustees, responsible entities and investment managers in mergers and acquisitions, including successor fund transfers, and service arrangements.
  • Acting for superannuation trustees and life companies in the development, issue and distribution of new financial products including structured and guaranteed products, pooled schemes, and separately managed account products.
  • Assisting superannuation trustees, administrators and other participants with MySuper and Superstream compliance, including applications and submissions.
  • Managing regulatory compliance projects for financial services groups including FOFA and governance projects.

Awards and recognition

Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 and 2021
Partner – Funds Management (2020 – 2022), Investment Funds and Superannuation Law (2021)

Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia

Latest thinking

Financial Services | 12 Jul 2021

Implementing the DDO: making a target market determination

Continuing our series of articles about the new design and distribution obligations regime, we look at the issue of making a target market determination.