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As a senior associate in the Auckland office, Ling Yan specialises in debt capital markets and structured finance, in particular securitisations and covered bonds. Her work highlights include acting on ASB Bank’s USMTN and covered bond programmes, Goodman Property Trust's inaugural green bond issuance and the establishment of New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency's A$2bn debt programme.
Ling Yan also regularly advises corporates and financial institutions on financial services regulation, such as the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.
Ling Yan has advised both New Zealand and international clients on a broad range of transactions, including:
Acting for Goodman Property Trust on its inaugural green bond issuance.
Acting for the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency on its syndicated bond offers.
Acting for the arrangers (including BNZ and Westpac) on issuances out of Resimac's RMBS programme.
Acting for the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency on the establishment of its A$2bn debt programme.
Acting for ASB on its UK listed covered bonds programme and issuances under the programme.
Acting for Argosy Property on its debut debt issuance, which was the first issue of green bonds by a New Zealand corporate.
Acting for the trustee on issuances out of Bluestone's RMBS programme.
Acting for ASB on its USMTN programme.
Acting for ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac on the joint submission on the Reserve Bank's proposed RMBS structure for registered banks.
Acting on warehouse securitisations, residential mortgage backed securitisation issuances and on covered bonds programmes listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange.
Acting for ASB and CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia on their retail Tier 2 issue.
Advising the New Zealand Bankers' Association on their submissions on the Trusts Bill.
LLB (Hons), BSc, University of Auckland
Ling Yan began her career at Russell McVeagh as a graduate. She worked at Linklaters LLP in London as an associate and managing associate in the structured finance group before returning to Russell McVeagh in 2017.
Ling Yan was recognised for Structured Finance Law by the Best Lawyers 2023 guide, and was named a Rising Star 2021 by NZ Lawyer.
Ling Yan is a contributor to the New Zealand chapter in The International Capital Markets Review and the New Zealand Securitisation chapter for the 2022 and 2023 Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guides.
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