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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023

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Banking & Finance
13 Years Ranked

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Provided by Kate Lane

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Kate is a highly experienced banking and finance lawyer who provides specialist advice to financiers, borrowers, and other market participants. Kate advises across a broad range of areas, from institutional finance to consumer finance.

Her clients include all of New Zealand’s major banks, a variety of listed and other major companies, investment banks, and other financial institutions. Clients value Kate’s combination of legal technical excellence and commercial understanding of their complex financing needs. This includes expertise in asset, corporate and acquisition finance, securitisation and receivables finance, derivatives, syndicated lending, and debt capital markets transactions.

Kate works with clients on critical and reputational matters, large and complex deals, and “New Zealand firsts” such as this country’s first environmental, social, and governance loan and its first social loan.

Kate specialises in advising financial institutions on compliance and risk issues and achievement of good customer outcomes. She understands the complexities of bank systems and frameworks and has significant experience in managing change projects within the finance industry. This is informed by her deep understanding of New Zealand’s banking legislation and regulatory framework.

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Banking & Finance - New Zealand
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Kate Lane advises widely on cross-border corporate acquisition financings and high-value refinancings. She also offers leading experience in novel areas such as ESG bonds.

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