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Sarah is a corporate lawyer with specialist knowledge in managed funds, superannuation and insurance law. She has extensive experience advising clients on the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, including legal and compliance matters relating to unit trusts, superannuation schemes, KiwiSaver schemes and discretionary investment management services. Sarah also has experience advising insurers on the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010, including in respect of corporate transaction and regulatory obligations.
Sarah is acknowledged by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides as a trusted advisor in Investment Funds law. Recognised in Chambers as an "Associate to watch" for Investment Funds, she is described as, "technically strong and provides really good, focused advice."
Sarah's work highlights include:
Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) regime
BA, LLB (Hons), University of Auckland
Sarah was admitted to practise in 2003.
Sarah joined Russell McVeagh in June 2020 from another New Zealand law firm, where she acted for domestic and international fund managers, insurers and trustees. Earlier in her career she spent two years at Slaughter and May in London.
She is recognised by Chambers and Partners 2021 as an 'Associate to Watch' for Financial Services and is 'recommended' by The Legal 500 for Investment Funds. Sarah is also co-author of the New Zealand Chapter of The Legal 500: Insurance & Reinsurance Comparative guide.
Funds Management, KiwiSaver and Superannuation
Partner, Corporate Advisory
Partner, Banking and Finance