Laurette is a banking and finance law specialist. Currently, her practice focuses on financial services regulation.

Her experience also covers the design and documentation of financial products and services, high-end lending (including cross-border lending, syndication, and secured transactions), and securities offerings. 

Laurette also provides expert litigation support in complex banking and financing disputes.

Before practising law, Laurette lectured at the University of Auckland. She taught and researched in the areas of civil and commercial obligations, cross‑border transactions and disputes, and trusts.

Work Highlights

Various global fintechs

Advising on financial services regulation.

United States banking group

Providing regulatory advice on establishing an inventory financing business in New Zealand, and assisting with the preparation of all documents.

New Zealand bank

Designing a bespoke hedging structure, and drafting the documentation.

New Zealand bank

Advising on complex anti-money laundering compliance matters.

Various global suppliers

Advising on the regulation of outsourcing by New Zealand banks, and assisting with preparing compliant contract terms.

New Zealand bank

Advising on cash logistics arrangements.

Singapore bank

Acting on a new facility to fund a multinational group's New Zealand dairy‑sector operations.

New Zealand bank

Preparing the terms and conditions for a new B2B internet banking service.

New Zealand bank

Preparing the terms and conditions for a new client funds (escrow accounts) service.

Areas of Expertise

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