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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


FMA Sets Expectations for Issuers of ‘Green’ and ‘Responsible’ Investment Products
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2020

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released guidance on financial products that integrate non-financial factors such as natural, social and human capital impacts along with financial returns (integrated financial products). The guidance sets out how the fair dealing provisions of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) apply to integrated financial products...

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...

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