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Kate Lane

Kate Lane



  • Agricultural
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets

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Kate is a banking and finance lawyer with specialist legal knowledge advising financiers, borrowers and other market participants across a broad range of areas, from institutional finance to consumer finance.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the bar in England and Wales (1999) and New Zealand (1994)


LLB (Hons) University of Otago
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales
Areas of Practice

Agricultural | Aviation | Banking | Capital Markets | Corporate and Business | Entertainment | Finance | Insolvency | Project Financing | Regulatory | Securities | Taxation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognised as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer Chambers Asia Pacific
Recognised as a leading Banking and Finance lawyer The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recognised as a leading lawyer for Banking by IFLR1000
Recognised by Expert Guides, Women in Business Law - the only New Zealander listed for Banking and Finance
Recognised by Best Lawyers in New Zealand


Consumer Finance and COVID-19 – New Regulations and Guidance
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020

The Government has provided guidance on the regulation of consumer finance following the disruption caused by COVID-19. Parliament passed theCredit Contracts and Consumer Finance (Exemptions for COVID-19) Amendment Regulations 2020(Amendment Regulations) on 31 March 2020. The Commerce Commission (Commission) has also releasedguidancefor lenders operating during the COVID-19 pandemic (Guidance Document)...

COVID-19 and the Aviation Industry
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has thwarted many sectors, but none more than international aviation. Our own national carrier, Air New Zealand, has been severely affected and the recent announcement of the closure of New Zealand’s borders to all non-residents will only exacerbate the impact on this sector...

Feel the Buzz - Modernising the Business of Bees
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2018

Beekeeping. Once predominantly a home craft and hobby, it has transformed into a multi-million-dollar industry in recent years as the world discovers an appetite for New Zealand honey, and the highly valued manuka variety in particular. The industry has seen stellar growth over the last few years. Bee products currently bring in $300 million annually – a rapid rise from $98 million in 2010 – and the Government is targeting $1...

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