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Senior Associate

Laurette Barnard

BA(Hons) LLM MTaxS


P+64 9 977 5081

M+64 21 829 657

Laurette Barnard

Laurette is a senior associate, and banking and finance law specialist. 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.

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

Before practising law, Laurette was a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. She taught and researched in the areas of civil and commercial obligations, cross-border transactions and disputes, and trusts.

Examples of Work

  • Various global fintechs - advice on financial services regulation
  • United States banking group - establishment of inventory financing business in New Zealand
  • New Zealand bank - anti-money laundering compliance
  • New Zealand bank - bespoke hedging structure and documents
  • Various global suppliers - regulated outsourcing by New Zealand banks
  • New Zealand bank - cash logistics arrangements
  • New Zealand bank - terms and conditions for internet banking service
  • New Zealand bank - terms and conditions for client funds (escrow accounts) service
  • Singapore bank - debt funding for multinational group's New Zealand dairy-sector operations