Lane Neave Strengthens Corporate Practice with Partner Announcement

LawFuel Law News – Lane Neave has enhanced its corporate practice, and bolstered its partnership, with the appointment of new Auckland based partner Evelyn Jones.

Lane Neave Strengthens Corporate Practice with Partner Announcement 1Evelyn Jones is a specialist banking and financial services lawyer with more than ten years’ experience in all aspects of banking and financial services law.

The appointment brings the total number of partners to 24 with five in the firm’s Auckland office and demonstrates Lane Neave’s depth of national experience across all practice areas.

Andrew Shaw, the managing partner at Lane Neave, said he is delighted to welcome such a highly respected banking and financial services partner.

“Lane Neave continues to attract some of the best talent in New Zealand and Evelyn’s appointment further enhances our strength in the banking and financial services area,” said Shaw.

“The appointment aligns with our firm-wide growth plan, enhancing our national strengths, adding depth to our presence in the local Auckland market and bringing additional support to our national clients.”

“Evelyn’s commercial experience, judgement, technical ability and exceptional client focus make Evelyn a valuable addition to the partnership of the firm.”

Before joining Lane Neave, Evelyn has worked at other major law firms in New Zealand and in London. She has also worked in-house (on secondment and on contract) at a major bank and a leading consumer finance product company in New Zealand.

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Additional Information

Evelyn specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law. She has extensive experience in corporate and institutional lending transactions, property finance, leveraged and acquisition finance and project finance (including PPPs).

Evelyn has advised on domestic and international transactions and her experience includes the coordination of offshore counsel in relation to the granting of local law governed securities and guarantees, as well as acting as New Zealand counsel on international transactions. She has also advised overseas banks on establishing New Zealand subsidiaries, including in relation to their registration as a bank with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Evelyn is a technical and solution-focused adviser. She has particular expertise in securitisation and other structured and financial products (including derivatives). She also provides advice on financial sector regulation.

About Lane Neave

Founded in the 1860’s, Lane Neave is one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in New Zealand. Lane Neave specialises in specific areas of the law, and many lawyers have become recognised experts in their chosen fields. All practice areas adopt a team approach and draw on the relevant expertise across the firm to provide well considered and sound advice to our clients. The firm has a true national presence with over 135 staff located across our offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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