Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Judy Zhou

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Judy specialises in financial services regulation, and banking and finance law.  She has advised and represented a broad range of domestic and international financial institutions such as banks, insurers, non-bank lenders, securities issuers, financial advice providers, fund managers and fintech companies.

Judy also has experience in corporate and commercial law including commercial contracts, privacy law, capital raising and corporate governance.

Judy enjoys utilising her strong commercial acumen and providing pragmatic advice to clients.  Coming from a multi-cultural background, Judy also speaks Chinese fluently and this allows her to effectively understand and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Work highlights

Advising local and overseas banks

on a range of commercial and regulatory matters

Advising domestic and international reporting entities

in relation to their legal obligations under the AML/CFT Act in New Zealand and assisting with training and implementation of policies, procedures, and controls

Advising non-bank lenders

in relation to their obligations under the CCCFA and being involved in the design, establishment, implementation, and auditing of their compliance systems

Advising insurance brokers, mortgage brokers and product aggregators

in relation to the recent financial advice law reform and their compliance obligations, based on their respective business models

Advising a leading global cryptocurrency exchanges platform

in relation to its business operations in New Zealand

Acting for a Hong Kong listed financial market services licensee

on its licence obligations and regulatory compliance matters in New Zealand

Alternate contacts

Scott Abel

Partner, Auckland

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Lara Wood

Special Counsel, Auckland

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Terence Ng

Partner, Auckland

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