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Chapman Tripp

23 ALBERT STREET, PO BOX 2206, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 357 9000
Fax:
Fax +64 9 357 9099
DX:
DX 89 AUCKLAND
Email:
Web:
www.chapmantripp.com
Chapman Tripp, Penny Sheerin, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Penny Sheerin

Tel:
Work +64 9 358 9817
Email:
Chapman Tripp

Work Department

Banking and finance, corporate and commercial.

Position

Partner

Career

Penny co-leads our Financial Services Regulation practice and specialises in funds management and securities law.  She advises on the establishment, restructuring and compliance of investment products offered in NZ, including tax-effective PIE (portfolio investment entity) funds and KiwiSaver schemes, and on M&A and corporate restructurings in the financial services industry.  Penny advises on the full range of legislation affecting financial service providers, including the FMCA, Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act, Financial Advisers Act, Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act, Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act, the trans-Tasman mutual recognition regime and the non-bank deposit takers laws.

Education

BSc, LLB, Victoria University of Wellington; Admitted 2002


New Zealand

Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Chapman Tripp has 'exceptional industry knowledge and its advice is always tailored to our needs', according to one client. It has a 13-lawyer practice that counts ANZ Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Bank of China and Britannia Financial Services among its clients. In Auckland, Tim Williams has led the practice for more than 20 years and is also head of financial services regulation. He assisted managed investment scheme manager Conrad Funds Management with the establishment of the Conrad Investment Scheme and its Mortgage and Premium Cash Funds. Partner Penny Sheerin, who helps to lead the funds and financial services regulation practices and specialises in funds management and securities law, is 'brilliant at adapting to what the client wants'. Senior associates Emma Dale, who regularly advises managers of retail superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes, and Phoebe Gibbons, who specialises in regulatory matters, are rising stars. In Wellington, key partner Mike Woodbury focuses predominantly on retirement schemes and related financial services regulation, frequently acting for trustees and managers of workplace savings, superannuation and KiwiSaver schemes.

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