I am a Senior Associate in our litigation and dispute resolution team based in Auckland, with a particular focus on regulatory investigations in the financial services sector, and regulatory and financial markets litigation. I specialise in complex investigations and litigation, and am an experienced litigator having appeared as counsel in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
I have experience both in private legal practice and in-house, having previously been in-house counsel at the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and a top-tier Australian-owned bank, as well as a specialist New Zealand litigation firm. I have significant experience in regulatory inquiries and investigations, predominantly in the financial services sector involving the Commerce Commission, Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. I have acted for creditors against liquidators, and advised on various banking and finance disputes, settlements and recovery actions. I have acted for and advised the FMA on various proceedings brought by the FMA under financial markets legislation against company directors and officers, and for directors in proceedings brought by the FMA. I have also acted for the Crown in over 40 jury trials.
I provide pragmatic, solutions-focussed advice, balancing technical legalities with reputational and commercial considerations.