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 2013 names Rachel as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and describes her as an "excellent lawyer, who is a pleasure to work with." Rachel is also named as a leading lawyer in banking and finance by IFLR1000 2013 and is quoted in the previous edition as "an up and coming future superstar".
LLB (Hons), BA (Economics and Spanish), University of Auckland
LLM (International Finance), Harvard Law School
2000 New Zealand