Litigation, Regulatory and Public Law
Phone +64 4 819 7864
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+64 4 819 7864
Emmeline is a sought-after expert specialising in commercial litigation, contentious and non-contentious financial services matters, and public/administrative law. She has extensive experience leading and advising on regulatory investigations, internal investigations and public inquiries.
In addition to litigation, enforcement and investigation work, Emmeline regularly assists clients with:
Emmeline increasingly advises on climate related matters and has been involved in think tank activities relating to changes to the emissions trading scheme and law reform processes regarding mandatory climate-related financial reporting.
Emmeline brings a global perspective to her practice, having spent nine years working at Clifford Chance in London. She is also skilled at assisting on uniquely New Zealand matters, including those involving te reo, tikanga and Māori governance structures.
Emmeline consistently wins the trust of clients, and their senior managers and boards, through her efficient, sensible, strategic and collaborative approach. While in the UK, she was recognised in legal directories for her work in Public and Administrative law: 'One of the most proficient assistant solicitors', Emmeline Rushbrook is 'remorselessly hardworking and imperturbable' and 'extremely charming and patient' (UK Legal 500).
Emmeline is a co-author of the New Zealand chapter in The Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations 2020, The Laws of New Zealand Chapter on Consumer Credit, Financial Markets (Conduct of Financial Institutions) Amendment Bill Update and Insurance Litigation 2022: A Chambers Global Practice Guide. She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Emmeline was named 'Lawyer of the Year' for Financial Regulation by Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards 2021, APAC; is recognised as a Leading Practitioner in Financial Services Regulatory by Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2021; and was recognised in the 2024 Best Lawyers® New Zealand Guide for Regulatory Practice.
LLB (Hons First Class), Victoria University of Wellington.
Emmeline was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2002 and admitted to practise in England and Wales in 2007.
Public Law and Regulation
International Trade and Investment
Banking and Finance
Data Protection and Privacy
Consumer and Marketing Law
Partner, Banking and Finance
Partner, Public Law and Regulation