Sanela Osmanovic Senior Associate

Sanela is a Senior Associate in our Superannuation & Financial Services team, and has a broad range of experience working with a range of superannuation fund trustees and superannuation administrators. She advises trustees on all aspects of operating a superannuation fund which includes superannuation law, privacy law, family law, corporate law and litigation.  

Sanela regularly advises clients in relation to: 

  • successor fund transfers 
  • licensing and disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 
  • group insurance arrangements 
  • matters involving the regulators such as breach reporting and relief applications 
  • corporate governance 
  • civil procedure and dispute resolution 
  • privacy law, and 
  • anti-money laundering compliance. 

Sanela works closely with clients, including being seconded on two occasions for 6-month periods to an in-house counsel role with our clients. She has also participated in an advisory role on one client’s board committee responsible for determining insurance claims made by superannuation members.   

In 2020, Sanela was awarded the New Superannuation Lawyers’ Award by the Superannuation Committee of the Law Council of Australia, as recognition for a paper she wrote on the introduction of the Financial Accountability Regime for superannuation trustees, comparing the proposed Australian legislation with similar UK legislation. She is the chair (and organiser) for the Victorian division of the legislation discussion group for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). As part of her association with ASFA, she has been engaged by on several occasions to write articles or deliver training sessions for their industry members. She has presented at industry-wide seminars for the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and internal seminars for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA). Sanela also prepares the weekly KHQ Lawyers Super Alert.  


In 2021, Sanela was a finalist in the financial services category of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards, an Australian legal industry recognition platform for up and coming lawyers.  

Lawyers Weekly - 30 Under 30 - Financial Services - Sanela Osmanovic - KHQ Lawyers

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