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Asia-Pacific 2022
New Zealand Financial Services
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2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by MinterEllisonRuddWatts

The financial services team is at the forefront of development in this highly regulated and constantly changing sector.

The team are regarded as opinion makers on new regulatory and market developments affecting the financial services sector such as the Financial Markets Conduct Act, the Anti- Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT Act), and the guidance and approach of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA).

The team regularly advise clients on financial services and regulatory compliance, including the regulatory regimes created by the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act (FSP Act) and the Financial Advisers Act (FAA), the new financial advice regime effected by the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act, together with the prudential regimes for banks and non-bank deposit takers under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act, and life insurers and other insurance companies under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act.



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Financial Services - New Zealand
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What the team is known for

MinterEllisonRuddWatts' financial services department retains its position as an outstanding funds group servicing an impressive roster of New Zealand's major banks, fund managers and investors. Advises across all segments of the market on financial services and regulatory compliance matters as well as fund establishment, investments and restructuring. A leading offering for private equity and venture capital funds, and establishing an impressive depth of expertise in the emerging fintech and cryptocurrency spheres. Key clients include BlackBull Group and TSB Bank.

Strengths

One market observer says: "They have a great depth of knowledge in all areas of their practice; the level of information provided is detailed, clear and concise."

A client emphasises the MinterEllison team's "commercial market insights and strong relations with the key regulators."

Work highlights

MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised Pioneer Capital Management on setting up its PE fund Pioneer Capital Partners IV LP, as well as relevant limited partnership arrangements.

Notable practitioners

Lloyd Kavanagh is co-head of the MinterEllisonRuddWatts funds and financial services team and is regularly instructed on a variety of complex regulatory mandates. A client reports: "Lloyd is a seasoned professional who combines deep technical knowledge of New Zealand law and keen commercial judgement."

Jeremy Muir co-leads the MinterEllisonRuddWatts financial services group and comes recommended for his expert advice in fintech and financial services regulatory issues, as well as fund establishment and restructuring matters. A client sees him as a "great operator with incredible knowledge."

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Aon New Zealand

Goldman Sachs

MAS

Next Capital

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