Financial Services

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

We 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).

We 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 (which will repeal the FAA and make amendments to the FSP 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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"One of the leaders in the country, particularly relating to expertise regarding the new financial markets legislation." Chambers Asia Pacific

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