Kerry specialises in banking and financing law with a particular focus on financial services regulation, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML/CFT), debt capital markets, fintech and the use and regulation of derivatives.
Kerry advises both domestic and international clients on all aspects of New Zealand financial services regulation and is an expert on the anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism regime. She also acts for a broad range of financial market participants on banking and finance transactions, including Medium Term Note (MTN) and US Private Placement (USPP) programmes, club and syndicated loans and securitisation programmes.
- Member of the advisory panel to the AML/CFT supervisors on the 'Phase 2' AML reforms
- Member of the Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Committee (Wellington)
Advising clients on financial services regulation
on licensing, registration, authorisation and other matters that impact on their business. This includes assisting clients in their communications with regulators on licensing applications and other compliance matters
Advising clients on the application of the AML/CFT laws
to their business, including assistance with compliance programmes, applications for ministerial exemptions and assistance with regulatory investigations
Advising and assisting a New Zealand bank
on its set-up in New Zealand and its application for registration under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act
Advising both local and offshore financial institutions
including Rabobank on all aspects of financial markets regulation in New Zealand
Acting as New Zealand counsel to debt issuers
on their respective global note and MTN programmes and the issue of Kauri bonds under those programmes
Acting for a large New Zealand company
on a US private placement transaction, associated bilateral bank facilities and swap transactions