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Kate Maclean

Senior Associate

Banking and Finance

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Kate Maclean is a senior associate in the Banking and Finance team, based in the Auckland office. She specialises in structured finance, with a particular focus on securitisations.

Kate returned to New Zealand in 2023 after spending a number of years working at Fieldfisher LLP in London as part of the Structured Finance team, where she advised on a broad range of structured transactions and financial services regulation.


Her recent structured finance work includes:

  • Advising the originator on multiple securitisations of bridging loans with various senior and mezzanine funders.

  • Advising the originator on a securitisation of bridging loans with senior financing arranged by Deutsche Bank and mezzanine financing provided by Luxembourg debt funds.

  • Acting for Invesco in relation to its offer of crypto-currency backed certificates to authorised participants.

  • Negotiating fund swap documentation, including ISDA, MCA and CSA with a broker dealer counterparty.

  • Negotiating investment management agreements for a funds clients, including an Irish UCITS


LLB, BCom (University of Otago)


Kate Maclean started at Russell McVeagh in October 2023. She worked at Fieldfisher LLP in London as a solicitor, associate, and senior associate in the Structured Finance group for seven years before returning to New Zealand. 
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