With the amount of funds available for investment in New Zealand and overseas increasing, there will be significant opportunities for fund managers in the coming years. However, challenges exist in the form of greater scrutiny from policymakers and the public, a moving regulatory landscape, pressure on fees and increased compliance costs.
We understand the regulatory and legislative framework applicable to the funds industry and help our clients achieve their commercial objectives within that framework.
Our lawyers work alongside fund managers, trustees, supervisors, financial advisers, custodians, investors and employers to navigate the red tape, and have the market expertise to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
We advise on the establishment, operation, restructure and wind up of wholesale and retail funds and investment schemes (including superannuation schemes), as well as the development and design of schemes, including on tax efficient structures.
Our expertise in this area also includes:
KiwiSaver has made the funds industry relevant for the majority of New Zealanders and resulted in a much greater focus on the management of New Zealanders' wealth. We have been involved with KiwiSaver since its conception and are well versed in advising on all aspects concerning KiwiSaver as well as other superannuation schemes.
We advise on all aspects of financial adviser regulation and work closely with clients, law makers and regulators to shape law and policy to reflect business practice.
We have significant experience advising many of New Zealand's listed companies on their executive and employee share schemes, as well as overseas employers offering employee share schemes to New Zealand employees. In addition, we have advised on the structuring and establishment of management incentive schemes for start-ups and in the private equity context.
Our recent experience includes advising:
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Special Counsel, Corporate Advisory
Banking and Finance