Partner, Christchurch

Board of Management

Jan Etwell

Jan Etwell



Jan leads the Christchurch banking and financial services team.  She has particular expertise in regulatory compliance including governance and prudential supervision, financial markets and conduct, financial advisers, personal property securities, anti-money laundering and credit contracts legislation.  Jan regularly acts for New Zealand and overseas banks, mutuals and local authorities.  She is also a member of the firm's insolvency team and provides advice to lenders and insolvency practitioners on mortgagee sales, receiverships, liquidations, administrations and workouts.

Her clients include most of the major banks, building societies, credit unions, finance companies, local authorities and private sector companies.

Jan is an editor of the banking chapters of Lexis Nexis New Zealand's publication 'Commercial Law in New Zealand' and Thomson Reuters' 'Practical Law, Banking Regulation Global Guide'. 

  • Member of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
  • Member of RITANZ

Work highlights

Advising consumer lenders

in relation to compliance with the credit contracts legislation

Advising domestic and off-shore financial service and product providers

in relation to compliance with financial services legislation

Acting for ANZ Bank New Zealand, Kiwibank and Bank of New Zealand

in relation to project finance transactions

Acting for Southland Building Society Group

on its capital raising and securitisation programme

Acting for Bank of New Zealand

on debt recovery matters

Acting for PWC, BDO and Rodgers Reidy

as receivers, liquidators, and administrators