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Mark Hopkinson

Partner

I am a partner in the Corporate and Commercial team at Glaister Ennor. I act for financial service providers, financiers, investment managers, trustee corporations, financial advisers, investors, receivers, liquidators, other law firms, and a range of corporates and medium sized businesses.

My key specialty is putting together investment structures for investment managers and investors. Over 25 years of experience gained from a range of positions, including senior management in a financial can institution, a partner in a boutique law firm, and an independent director of a major property fund, means I can offer the benefit of knowing what works for clients. And from those years of experience, I now have a history of putting together a number of successful investments.

My recent experience includes:

  • advice to clients on the implications of financial services legislation; in particular, the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, Financial Advisers Act 2008, and the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009
  • advice to clients on Reserve Bank prudential requirements for insurance companies and non-bank deposit takers
  • advising on various Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank of NZ licence applications
  • structuring wholesale and retail investment options for investors and investment managers
  • acting for lenders on various loan and security arrangements, including advice on consumer lending requirements
  • assisting receivers and liquidators with various recoveries
  • advice to a trustee corporations on various trustee appointments
  • applications to government organisations for exemptions from various laws, including the Financial Markets Authority, Reserve Bank, and Ministry of Justice.
  • drafting offer documentation for securities offers; in particular, managed investment schemes, debt, equity, life insurance, and superannuation; and
  • advice to clients on business set-ups, including capital structures and shareholder arrangements
  • Advising and assisting clients with FMA and Commerce Commission investigations.
  • Drafting insurance policies.
  • Providing specialist legal advice to other law firms on mortgagee sales.

I like to work closely with sophisticated and experienced commercial and investment clients. My experience has been that clients value the considered, pragmatic and cost effective solutions that I provide. I find it incredibly rewarding to add to the success of my clients’ businesses.

Mark is a Partner who does not share liabilities of the partnership.

Area of Expertise

Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Investments

Qualifications

BA, LLB

Contact Details

DDI: +64 9 356 8242
Email: m.............@glaister.co.nz
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Secretary

Georgia Preston-Jones
DDI: +64 9 356 8243

g....................@glaister.co.nz