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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

Climate Reporting Bill to Receive First Reading this Week
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

On 12 April 2021, the New Zealand Government introduced the Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (Bill), which will receive its first reading this week.  Once passed, disclosures will be required for financial years commencing in 2022, meaning that the first disclosures will be made in 2023...

XRB Issues Timeline for Developing Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2021

The External Reporting Board (XRB) recently issued its timeline for developing the financial reporting Standard for climate-related financial disclosures (Standard).  The timeline includes consultation in February to May 2022, and publication of the standard in September 2022, with reporting entities delivering their first disclosures in 2023...

FMA Responds on Regulatory Returns Consultation
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2021

On 25 March 2021, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) released a response to submissions on its March 2018 consultation on proposed regulatory returns for licensed derivative issuers, providers of discretionary investment management services (DIMS) and managers of managed investment schemes (MIS) (together, licensees) under the Financial Market Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA)...

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