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Nick is a special counsel in our banking and financial markets team. He advises clients on all aspects of financial products and services, from structuring their offerings to meeting their obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

Nick specialises in investment funds, including KiwiSaver.  He also advises companies wanting to raise capital by issuing shares or bonds in the capital markets, and advises companies across all industries on financial markets matters. 

Nick can guide you through the process of setting up a new fund, and help you interact with the Financial Markets Authority if any regulatory issues arise. He can also advise you on the documentation you need to issue shares or bonds in the capital markets, and help you with other financial markets issues.

Nick has an in-depth understanding of the financial markets industry and he brings a global perspective to his work having spent time working in both the UK and Australia. Nick holds a current Australian practicing certificate.

Nick is a keen runner who runs 10k around the Auckland waterfront most days.

Admission date: 2002

EXPERIENCE

Nick has advised:

  • Boutique property fund manager Silverfin Capital Limited on obtaining a fund manager licence, developing its suite of documents, and establishing and offering a number of new funds.
  • Issuers and supervisors on more than $2 billion in bond issues.
  • AMP in New Zealand and Australia on the transition of various funds to the Financial Markets Conduct Act regime, the development of an ultimately successful moratorium proposal for Mortgage Backed Bonds Limited, and key disclosure projects.
  • New Zealand Funds Management Limited on the transition of its full suite of funds to the Financial Markets Conduct Act regime. He also advised on establishing the NZ Funds KiwiSaver Scheme and restructuring it as a retail KiwiSaver scheme.
  • The trustee of a pension plan provided for employees of a large multi-national corporation when a significant portion of its New Zealand business was sold. 

 

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