Maria Collett-Bevan

Senior Associate - Financial Services

Maria is a Senior Associate in the Banking and Financial Services team, and is a financial services specialist. She has particular expertise in financial services regulation, assisting with reviewing and drafting offer documents, trust deeds, custody agreements and investment management agreements.  She also advises on a range of issues related to offering securities and operating financial services or financial advisory businesses in New Zealand.

Maria works with retail and wholesale fund managers, trustee companies, insurers and other major financial institutions, advising on all aspects of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2014 (particularly in relation to discretionary investment management services and managed investment schemes), the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010,  as well as financial advice and broking services regulation.

Maria started her legal career with Chapman Tripp, before working in offshore funds and banking for a Guernsey law firm.  Returning to New Zealand at the end of 2016, Maria joined our firm in August of that year.

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Professional background

Admitted

  • 2011, New Zealand

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons First Class), University of Waikato
  • BDes (Photography), Victoria University of Wellington

Specialisations

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Funds Management

Awards

  • Ranked as a Rising Star – Investment Funds, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific