Kate Lane

Partner - Banking and Finance

Kate is a very experienced banking and finance lawyer with specialist legal knowledge advising financiers, borrowers and other market participants across a broad range of areas, from institutional finance to consumer finance.  She has a particular speciality in advising financial institutions on compliance and risk issues and processes with a deep understanding of New Zealand’s banking legislation and regulatory framework.

Kate is recognised in all key international directories as a leader in her field. “She is exceptional, I find her support and advice invaluable. She is very responsive and provides accurate advice that is always appropriate” – Chambers Asia Pacific.

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Professional background


  • 1999, England and Wales
  • 1994, New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), University of Otago


  • Asset Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Securitisation
  • Structured Finance
  • Syndicated Lending
  • Aviation
  • Agriculture


  • Ranked as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual – Banking and Finance, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded – Banking, IFLR1000
  • Recognised by Expert Guides: Women in Business Law directory (the only New Zealander listed for Banking and Finance)
  • Named as an IFLR1000 Women Leader for 2021, the elite cohort of leading female transactional experts.
  • Recognised for Banking and Finance Law and Structured Finance Law, Best Lawyers
  • Recognised by Who's Who Legal: Banking 2019 and Aviation 2019 guides, ranking the world’s leading finance lawyers
  • Recognised by Expert Guides: Aviation Law directory (the only New Zealander listed)