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Dentons

Financial Services

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly recommended team with expertise in managed funds, superannuation and advising offshore funds in relation to New Zealand investments. Advisers to public bodies on the full range of investment funds law, as well as any reforms in financial markets regulation. Present at the forefront of changes in financial markets regulation, with a significant presence in the regulation of wealth platforms and discretionary investment management services. Its clientele includes prominent national and regional wealth managers, insurance providers and mortgage originators.

Strengths

The practice is praised by a client for combining "strong technical expertise" with "pragmatic legal advice."

Another client particularly appreciates the team's "very personalised, efficient and thorough service."

Work highlights

Advised AMP Wealth Management New Zealand on the bulk transfer of the membership of a standalone employer's workplace savings scheme to AMP's own scheme, NZRT, and on securing FMA approval for that transfer.

Notable practitioners

Catriona Grover is lauded by one client as a lawyer who "understands our business, the industry and the pressure points," and draws further praise as "an excellent technical lawyer." She counsels prominent national clients on regulatory, trustee and fund establishment mandates.

David Ireland advises across a wide range of topics, ranging from superannuation funds and trustee advice to fund establishment and ongoing compliance issues. He is characterised by one client as "an important sounding board who's also very well connected on the regulatory side."

Tom McLaughlin is endorsed by market sources as a "very capable and very good" senior associate.He advises on a variety of superannuation and workplace saving schemes, including KiwiSaver.

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New Zealand

Financial Services


Catriona Grover
Band 1
David Ireland
Band 1
Tom McLaughlin
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