Financial services regulation

Buddle Findlay has one of New Zealand’s leading financial services teams. Our team is at the forefront of the newest legislative changes relating to the provision of financial services and products, and has worked on a wide range of matters in relation to the provision of financial services and the establishment, governance and disclosure of offers of financial products.

Overview

Buddle Findlay has one of New Zealand’s leading financial services teams.  We act for all major New Zealand banks, as well as off-shore banks and other international financial institutions, and for large New Zealand corporates on financing matters.  Our team is highly experienced, with some of the partners having worked together for over 20 years.  Most of our senior lawyers have worked in global firms, covering all the major financial centres around the world, including London, New York, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Our financial services regulation team is at the forefront of the newest legislative changes relating to the provision of financial services and products in New Zealand, and has worked on a wide range of matters in relation to the provision of financial services and the establishment, governance and disclosure of offers of financial products.



Work highlights

Advising Bank of India and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

in relation to application for registered bank status in New Zealand and all aspects of establishment of business in New Zealand

Advising ANZ and NZFMA

in relation to issues of close-out netting under ISDA Master Agreements

Acting for SBS Bank

in relation to the issue of its Tier 2 capital bond

Advising various banks and financial institutions

on compliance requirements under a range of financial markets regulation including the Financial Markets Conduct Act, Financial Advisers Act, Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act, the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and Responsible Lending Code, and the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act

Advising a range of international banks and financial institutions

on operating in New Zealand

Advising various banks, financial institutions, card schemes and global switching and acquiring companies

on matters relating to conduct and governance

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