Top-tier firm expands Financial Services practice with expert regulatory compliance advisor

Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts welcomed alumnus Alistair Robertson back as a Special Counsel in the Financial Services team today.

Alistair brings extensive experience in financial services and banking regulation, managed funds, regulatory investigations and enquiries, and conduct and culture related matters – and further boosts the firm’s internationally recognised Band 1 Funds team.

The firm’s Chief Executive, Andrew Poole says: “We’re committed to attracting and creating opportunities for exceptional people, to benefit our clients. We are delighted to welcome Alistair back to the firm, with his specialist expertise and understanding of the financial services regime ,as well as his understanding of  in-house legal services, and the practical demands of  regulatory compliance. Alistair is a great addition to our team and will work alongside partners Jeremy Muir and Lloyd Kavanagh to provide excellent legal solutions to our financial services clients.”

Alistair says: “I am delighted to be rejoining MinterEllisonRuddWatts. The Financial Services team has an excellent and wide ranging client base, and is involved in an exciting and varied range of work. I’m really looking forward to helping our clients navigate the financial services regulatory landscape, at a time of significant change for the sector.”

Alistair was most recently Head of Compliance at ANZ Bank. As Head of ANZ’s Second Line regulatory compliance functions, Alistair led a team of compliance managers providing compliance expertise and oversight across the full range of New Zealand financial services and banking regulation. He was also responsible for ANZ New Zealand’s regulatory affairs function, including responsibility for managing regulatory enquiries and investigations and regulatory engagement.

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 for Investment Funds.

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