Asha specialises in financial services regulation and corporate law.
Asha re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2015 after working in-house at a major multinational in Germany. Prior to first joining Chapman Tripp in 2010, Asha worked at a specialist corporate and finance firm in Auckland.
Asha advises a wide range of financial markets participants on the regulatory landscape applicable to their businesses. She has also advised on a number of major IPOs, corporate restructurings and corporate governance matters.
- advised registered banks and other major financial institutions on New Zealand’s financial markets legislation
- worked extensively with registered banks and other financial markets participants to advise on the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, including on secondment roles
- acted for a major energy company on the long-term charter of two new-build LNG vessels and related LNG infrastructure arrangements
- advised Z Energy and its shareholders, Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, on the $840m initial public offering of Z Energy and associated NZX and ASX listings
- acted for the New Zealand business of an international insurer in respect of its group restructure, including the transfer of New Zealand-based assets and portfolios to an offshore entity
- assisted the merger parties on the merger of MARAC Finance, Canterbury Building Society and Southern Cross Building Society to form Heartland Building Society
- assisted AMP NZ Office Trust on its corporatisation into AMP NZ Office (now Precinct Properties)
- assisted Shell on the divestment of its New Zealand downstream fuels business
- assisted an offshore investment fund in relation to its investment in, and recapitalisation of, a major New Zealand forestry company, and
- assisted a major offshore investment bank in relation to its strategic alliance with a New Zealand investment advisory firm.