Financial Services

Financial Services

Our team of financial services experts understands the industry dynamics. We provide tailored, practical advice and solutions that work.

We are experts in financial services law and work with clients across the industry. We understand the industry dynamics, meaning we can provide tailored, practical advice.

Our financial services practice is recognised by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide. What our clients say:

“What sets Anthony Harper apart from the rest is its response time. It is very responsive, which is very important to us, and the quality of work is excellent.”

“[the team] are experts in managed funds and deliver strategic, pragmatic and timely advice.”

“The responsiveness is excellent, but also the proactiveness. They are always looking out for us and very much a part of the team.”

“The firm has great personable lawyers.”

“The firm provides pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.”

Our expertise includes:

  • Banks, credit unions, and other non-bank deposit-takers on governance, compliance, and licensing
  • Work on investment funds and other managed investment schemes (including property syndicates), and advising fund managers on licensing, compliance and dealings with regulators
  • Advising insurers on policy drafting and interpretation, marketing, claims, and licensing matters
  • Assisting clients with contemporary issues including conduct and culture, and climate change
  • Helping clients in their dealings with regulators, including formal regulatory investigations
  • Working with issuers and supervisors on debt and equity capital market transactions of all sizes
  • Working with supervisors on their own business, and on their supervisory activities
  • Assisting financial advisers and financial services businesses with distribution models and the regulation of financial advice
  • Helping overseas financial service providers access the New Zealand market
  • Advising clients across the sector on general financial services regulations (with a particular focus on Australian-based issuers)
  • Helping clients with law reform, including business impact analysis and submissions
  • Assisting industry participants and their shareholders on M&A activity