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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
Member 2019/ 2020
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

FMA Level 2 Guidelines
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, May 2020

The Government has announced that New Zealand will be moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on 13 May 2020. While it is still not business as usual, Alert Level 2 will see an increase in business activity. The key, however, is to reduce the risk of transmission. In response, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has published guidelines (supported by WorkSafe) on how financial service businesses and staff should operate under Level 2...

Government Issues Relief for Directors and Companies from Insolvency Provisions in the Companies Act 1993
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020

MinterEllisonRuddWatts welcomes the announcement made by the Government today of a number of measures to support businesses during the uncertainty created by COVID-19. The reforms provide flexibility in the application of certain directors' duties in the Companies Act 1993 and implement an accelerated mechanism for companies to request a moratorium on the payment of debts...

AML/CFT Identity Verification during COVID-19 Lockdown
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

On Thursday 26 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Financial Markets Authority and Department of Internal Affairs (together, the AML/CFT Supervisors) jointly released urgent guidance on how to comply with the verification requirements under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act) while New Zealand is subject to the COVID-19 Alert Levels and, in particular, the current national lockdown of Level 4 (COVID-19 Verification Gui

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