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Lloyd Kavanagh

Lloyd Kavanagh

Partner

Expertise

  • Corporate and Business
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Capital Markets
  • Banking

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Financial Services
Co-Chair
Investment Funds
Co-Chair
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
Member
WSG in Asia Group
Member
WSG Main Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member
Profile
Ranked Band 1 for Investment Funds by Chambers Asia Pacific, Lloyd is a highly regarded opinion-leader on financial services and an expert in corporate governance.

Lloyd is acclaimed by commentators and clients in international research publications.

In recognition for his work on financial markets law reform, Lloyd was made a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc. (INFINZ), the first lawyer to receive the accolade. His expertise is proven by being the co-author of Morison's Company and Securities Law and MinterEllisonRuddWatts' Corporate Governance White Paper. Lloyd is also a former member of the New Zealand Securities Commission.

Lloyd advises institutions and boutiques on investment funds, equity and debt offerings, and managed investment schemes of all types, specialising in public offers, M&A, and restructuring projects. He advises on securities regulation including Financial Markets Conduct, Financial Advisers, AML/CFT, bank and non-bank deposit-taker licensing, and insurance prudential supervision.

Education

LLB University of Otago
AMP The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
INSEAD IDP-C

Areas of Practice

Banking | Banking and Financial Services | Capital Markets | Corporate and Business | Finance | Insurance | Investment Funds | Regulatory | Securities | Superannuation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Band 1, Investment Funds Lawyer, Chambers Asia Pacific
Awarded an INFINZ Fellowship


Professional Associations

Chair, MinterEllisonRuddWatts (2017-2019)
Fellow, Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ) Securities Law Review Working Group
Member, Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc.)
Former Director and Chair of Due Diligence Committee, AMP Services (NZ) Limited and AMP Superannuation (NZ) Limited
Former Board Member Latin American New Zealand Business Council
Former Member, New Zealand Securities Commission
Former Advisory Board Member, Transfield Services (NZ) Limited
Former Chairman and Director, Soprole SA and Prolesur SA - Chile
Board Member of MinterEllisonRuddWatts



Seminars

Crown Deposit Guarantees - client seminar
New Financial Intermediary Regime - Financial Intermediaries and Advisers - client seminar
Analysing the New Role of the Securities Commission - Companies and Securities Law Conference Paper


Professional Activities and Experience

General Counsel, Landco Land Development Limited, New Zealand
Associate Director, M&A, Fonterra Co-operative Group, New Zealand
General Counsel, Fonterra Co-operative Group/NZ Dairy Board, New Zealand
Partner, another major New Zealand law firm
Associate, Allen & Overy, London
Articles

ALRC Releases Report Proposing Financial Services Legislation Reforms
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2021

On 30 November 2021, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) released its first Interim Report (Report) containing its recommendations, proposals, and questions in relation to the reform of corporations and financial services legislation in Australia. The ALRC’s inquiry is part of the Australian Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Royal Commission)...

FMA and DIA Issue Reminder About Outsourcing CDD to Third Parties
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2021

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) have together released a guidancenote for reporting entities that rely on third-party agents to conduct anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) customer due diligence (CDD) processes on their behalf...

Feedback Sought on Exposure Draft of Deposit Takers Bill Released
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2021

On Tuesday this week, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) released an exposure draft of the new Deposit Takers Bill for public consultation. The consultation is open until 21 February 2022. Further public consultation is expected on the funding framework which includes industry levies before the Depositor Compensation Scheme is implemented. Links to the exposure draft of the Bill and the RBNZ’s explanatory notes are availablehere...

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