Senior Associate, Wellington

Katie Williams

Katie Williams - Wellington


Katie specialises in financial regulation, payment law (including clearing and settlement systems), application of consumer laws to financial products, financial and energy derivatives, capital markets, funding agreements, corporate governance, company and commercial law.


Katie has significant experience advising financial institutions on payments systems (including designated clearing and settlement systems) and products, compliance with financial regulation (such as anti-money laundering, financial service providers and financial advisers), derivatives (including associated netting issues) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand banking standards.  In addition, she advises on corporate governance, company and commercial law and capital markets issues.


Katie has advised a wide range of different clients from startups through to banks and other large global organisations on their regulatory compliance and contractual arrangements.  She also advises corporates, government agencies, industry bodies and regulators in her areas of expertise. 


Work highlights

Advising on the transactional banking, foreign exchange, payment and card services procurement programme

run by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Advising on the restructure of a banking group

to split out its funds management investment and subsequently advising on the acquisition of a further investment in the funds management business

Advising The Treasury

on a major social housing project

Advising various clients

on a range of debt capital markets issues, including tier 2 capital for banks

Advising on compliance with financial services regulatory requirements

including Banking Standards published by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Non-bank Deposit Taker regulations

Advising Payments NZ on the development of rules and procedures

in respect of the New Zealand payments system, including for mobile payments, access and failure


Alternate contacts

Simon Jensen

Simon Jensen

Partner, Wellington

Simon specialises in financial sector regulation, payments and clearing systems, and projects and advice for financial institutions…

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Renee Stiles

Renee Stiles

Special Counsel, Wellington

Renee is a member of our Wellington TMT team, specialising in drafting, and negotiating large scale and complex ICT and outsourcing con…

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