Rachel is a specialist financial services and funds management lawyer, with experience acting for funders and borrowers across a broad range of capital markets and structured lending transactions.

She has particular experience in project finance, restructuring, entertainment production financing and KiwiSaver. She also provides regulatory advice.

Rachel advises some of our leading corporate clients on their funding requirements including the Rank Group of companies, Fisher & Paykel Finance Limited and Tainui Group Holdings, as well as acting for a number of leading financial institutions such as ANZ Bank Limited, ASB Bank Limited, Bank of New Zealand and JP Morgan Chase, and corporate trustee, The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited.

Rachel completed the Masters in Law programme at Harvard Law School where she was selected for the school's prestigious International Finance LLM programme. After Harvard, Rachel advised blue-chip clients on the financing and structuring of major infrastructure and acquisition projects while at Allen & Overy's Projects Group in London. She went on to work at Olswang, the UK's leading technology, communications and media law firm, where she advised household names on film production financing.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 names Rachel as a leading lawyer in banking and finance with sources describing her as "very knowledgeable, quick on the uptake and very responsive." The previous edition states she is an "excellent lawyer, who is a pleasure to work with." Rachel is also named as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 2014 and is quoted in a previous edition as "an up and coming future superstar". Asia Pacific Legal 500 2014 recommends her in banking and finance and describes her as "extremely knowledgeable".

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), BA (Economics and Spanish), University of Auckland
LLM (International Finance), Harvard Law School

Admitted

2000 New Zealand

International Career

  • Allen & Overy, London
    2003-2005
  • Olswang, London
    2005-2006