Rachael is a commercial litigator with experience advising domestic and international clients in relation to civil litigation, regulatory investigations, anti-bribery and corruption laws, and competition law.
Rachael re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2016 after four years working for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in London.
Rachael commenced her career as a Judges’ Clerk to The Honourable Justice John McGrath in the Supreme Court of New Zealand.
Regulatory investigations and anti-corruption advisory work
- assisted and advised international clients in the oil and gas sector in relation to the investigation of allegations in a number of markets including Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) territories
- assisted and advised an international client in the consumer goods industry in relation to a confidential internal investigation into corruption allegations
- assisted a client in relation to an investigation into potential breaches of the Resource Management Act 1991
- advised corporates as to their money laundering obligations
- advised corporates on their anti-money laundering and bribery policies and training programmes
- assisted Japan Airlines in Commerce Commission proceedings in the High Court alleging anti-competitive cartel operations relating to transportation of air cargo
- successfully representing Siemens AG against the Commerce Commission’s claim that Siemens was involved in a possible price-fixing cartel for gas-insulated switchgear in New Zealand
- assisted and advised a major international investment bank in responding to regulatory investigations and defending proceedings related to the fixing of the LIBOR and EURIBOR benchmark rates
- acted in a major multi-million dollar international arbitration involving the sale of a piece of New Zealand infrastructure on sensitive land to offshore interests
- advised an Auckland property developer on his rights as a developer and represented that client in an arbitration with a local resident group, and
- advised Waikato-Tainui Te Kauhanganui incorporated on governance issues.