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Phoebe Gibbons

Phoebe Gibbons

Senior Associate

M:+64 21 775 859

T:+64 9 357 9887




LLB, BA, University of Otago


2008, New Zealand


​Phoebe specialises in securities and commercial law and funds management.

Phoebe has a particular interest in financial services compliance and regulatory issues, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions. She is also a member of our China desk, with Mandarin language skills.
She is actively involved in advising clients, including banks and fund managers, on the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 and the implications for their businesses.
Phoebe joined Chapman Tripp in October 2013 after returning to New Zealand from two years at Linklaters in Shanghai. Prior to this, she worked at another leading New Zealand law firm.


Phoebe has advised on:

  • the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 and associated regulations and guidance, including advice to bank and fund manager clients on reliance on new exclusions available from 1 April 2014; the new licensing regime for market services providers; and planning and structuring clients’ FMCA transition projects
  • the full range of legislation affecting financial service providers, including the Securities Act 1978, the Financial Advisers Act 2008, the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, the laws relating to non-bank deposit takers, the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 and the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 
  • the compliance requirements of various investment products, including unit trusts, for large New Zealand and overseas banks, fund managers and corporates
  • the offer of overseas financial products to New Zealand wholesale and retail investors
  • applications to, and negotiations with, regulators, including the Financial Markets Authority, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in relation to exemptions and lobbying for law changes to facilitate the launch of new financial products for clients, and
  • various local and cross border M&A transactions in a range of sectors.