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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 2020/ 2021
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

Reserve Bank relaunches Insurance Act review
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, October 2020

Today, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Reserve Bank) issued a relaunch paper and is commencing a review of insurer solvency standards. This follows the announcement on 14 September of the Reserve Banks’ intention to recommence the review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (IPSA). The IPSA review will commence in parallel to the review of insurer solvency standards...

New Zealand to Lead the World in Climate-Related Financial Disclosure
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2020

Yesterday, Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced the proposed climate-related financial disclosure regime. The regime will make New Zealand the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks.“Today is another step on the journey this Government is taking towards a low carbon future for Aotearoa New Zealand and a cleaner, safer planet for future generations,”Minister Shaw said. The media release is available online...

Reserve Bank Recommences IPSA Review
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, September 2020

Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Reserve Bank) announced that it would recommence its review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (IPSA). The review has been paused since April 2018. A policy paper outlining the resumption of the review will be published in October. See here for links to the Reserve Bank’s update and review webpage...

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