Consultant, Auckland

Shane Johnstone

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Shane has more than 25 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.

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 trustee

on the establishment and administration of the Fisher Funds investment funds and the Vital Healthcare Property Trust 

Advising the trustee

on the establishment and administration of the ASB investment funds

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

in relation to a motor vehicle receivables securitisation structure

Acting for the bond trustee

in relation to bond issues by a listed property trust

Advising the Corporate Trustees Association

in relation to their submissions on the Trusts Act 2019

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