Consultant, Auckland

Shane Johnstone

Shane Johnstone (1)


Shane has over 30 years' experience in banking, finance, structured finance (including securitisations) and securities law.  He has particular experience in advising licensed trustee companies in all areas of the corporate trustee role, including retail, wholesale, listed and unlisted debt issues, establishing and administering managed investment schemes and securitisation structures.  Shane also assisted the Trustee Corporations Association of New Zealand (now, Corporate Trustees Association) with their submissions on the Trusts Act 2019.  For three years (up to November 2021) Shane moved into the challenging world of corporate governance and the role of Company Secretary at Bank of New Zealand, during which time he qualified as a chartered company secretary.  More recently Shane has been a senior member of the Buddle Findlay team advising an offshore financier providing acquisition and development funding for numerous residential construction projects.  

Shane was previously at Buddle Findlay for 23 years (including five years as a partner) and from late 2021 returned to what he describes as his work 'home'.

Work highlights

Advising the supervisor

on the establishment and administration of numerous managed investment schemes, including the Fisher Funds investment funds, Vital Healthcare Property Trust and the ASB investment funds

Advising the supervisor

on the management internalisation for Goodman Property Trust

Advising the trustee and security trustee

on the establishment and administration of various non-bank lender residential mortgage securitisation structures

Acting for the trustee and security trustee

on a motor vehicle receivables securitisation structure

Acting for the financier

on acquisition and development funding arrangements for various residential property developments

Advising the Corporate Trustees Association

on their submissions on the Trusts Act 2019