Our People | Mark Hopkinson

Mark Hopkinson Partner

“I act for financial service providers, financiers, fund managers, trustee corporations, financial advisers, investors, receivers, liquidators and a range of corporates and medium sized businesses.”

I have over 20 years’ experience gained from a range of positions including senior management in a financial institution, a partner in a boutique law firm and an independent director of a major property fund.

With a number of years as a buyer of legal services, I understand the importance of providing valued expertise to clients’ businesses.  Much of my advice is strategic in focus and frequently involves innovative solutions.”

Recent Experience

  • Advice to clients on the implications of new financial services legislation including, in particular the Financial Markets Conduct Bill, 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.
  • Assisting a leading fund manager with the design and creation of portfolio investment entity (PIE) funds.
  • 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 corporation on various trustee appointments.
  • Lead adviser on the sale of a securitised loan business to a new offshore entrant in the lending market.
  • Applications to Government organisations for exemptions from various laws, including the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), Reserve Bank and Ministry of Justice.
  • Drafting numerous prospectuses, investment statements and other documentation for securities offers, in particular managed funds, venture capital investments, life insurance and superannuation.
  • Advice to clients on business set ups, including capital structures and shareholder arrangements.
  • Advising and assisting clients with FMA investigations.
  • Providing specialist legal advice to other law firms on mortgagee sales.

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Area of Expertise Corporate & Commercial
Specialisation:  Securities, financial services, finance, receiverships, liquidations, mortgagee sales and general business law.
Qualifications: BA, LLB

Contact Details
DDI: +64 9 356 8242
Mobile: +64 21 385 565
Email: mark.hopkinson@glaister.co.nz
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