Zena Razoki

Senior Associate - Financial Services

Zena is a Senior Associate in our financial services team. Her areas of expertise include funds management, financial markets conduct law, financial regulation, M&A, joint ventures, capital raising, corporate and commercial law. Zena specialises in investment funds, having worked at a top-tier investment funds team in London prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Zena also has excellent experience in financial service M&A transactions.

Her clients include retail and wholesale fund managers, trustee companies, insurers, other financial institutions, corporates and FinTechs, both in New Zealand and offshore.

Zena started her career at MinterEllisonRuddWatts as a summer clerk in 2012. Before re-joining our firm in 2020, she worked in private practice at other law firms in New Zealand and London.

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Professional background

Recent work

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Advised on the sale of part of Westpac’s financial wealth business to Forsyth Barr and the strategic partnership between the parties.

Klarna Bank AB

Advised Swedish-based bank Klarna on launching its ‘buy now pay later’ payment product in the New Zealand market.

Jasper Property Limited

Advising Jasper on a range of fund management issues, including fund establishment, joint ventures and capital raising.

Fund establishment

Advising on the establishment of wholesale and retail funds, including funds offered through digital platforms, funds with self-select options and KiwiSaver schemes.

FinTechs

Advising FinTechs on the launch of digital financial products in the New Zealand market.

Financial advice regime

Advising a number of clients on the new financial advice regime under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2014.

Admitted

  • 2015, New Zealand

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), BCom (Economics), University of Auckland

Affiliations

  • Member, Institute of Finance Professionals NZ Inc. (INFINZ)
  • Member, Young Women in Finance New Zealand
  • Member, Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association

Specialisations

  • Investment funds
  • Capital raising
  • Financial Service M&A
  • FinTech
  • Financial services regulation