Prior to joining Russell McVeagh, Deemple spent several years in London working in the securitisation team at Allen & Overy and then as an originator in Citibank’s European commercial property and securitisation team. She was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 1998.
Deemple is a member of the New Zealand sub-committee for the Australian Securitisation Forum, and a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal (NZMDT) – an independent regulatory body that ensures the integrity in our markets is maintained through determining whether an issuer or market participant has breached NZX’s market rules.
She is author of the New Zealand chapter in The International Capital Markets Review 9th Edition; the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides and the New Zealand chapters within The Law Review's Virtual Currency Regulation Review (editions 1, 2, 3 and 5).
Deemple is recognised as a 'Band 1' lawyer by the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2024 and is 'Highly Regarded' for Capital Markets: Debt and Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation by the IFLR1000 2023/24 Guide. She is also named in the Banking and Finance Hall of Fame Legal 500 2024 Asia Pacific Guide. Deemple was named 'Lawyer of the Year' for 2023 and 2022 by the Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide for Structured Finance Law, and was also recognised in the fields of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Debt and Equity Practice and Structured Finance Law in the 2024 Guide.
Deemple is one of IFLR1000's 'Women Leaders' in 2024, and was named 'Best in Structured Finance and Securitisation' two years in a row by Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards APAC 2021 and 2020.
Client feedback in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guides emphasised Deemple's expertise in Banking and Finance, stating that Deemple:
- "is really good at focusing on the main points and giving clear advice with technical legal and analytical skills"
- "is highly competent"
- ''has in-depth knowledge of the New Zealand market and all its participants. She provides quality and pragmatic advice and is a strong advocate for her clients.''