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Rachel specialises in corporate and securities law with particular expertise in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She has acted on many of New Zealand's most significant equity capital markets and M&A transactions.
Rachel is a member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal, a founding member of the NZX Corporate Governance Institute and was a member of the Capital Markets 2029 Steering Committee tasked with developing a 10-year vision and recommendations for growing New Zealand’s capital markets.
Chapman Tripp Chief Executive Partner Pip England said:
The Takeovers Panel plays an important function in regulating transactions involving large, widely held companies in New Zealand. Rachel is a fantastic addition to the panel. Her expertise acting for many of New Zealand’s largest companies, particularly those that are listed on the NZX, will be invaluable to the panel. Rachel has strong analytical and advocacy skills that she combines with a collaborative and inclusive approach, which we believe will make her a fantastic addition to the panel. We are proud to see her join this important regulatory body.
Established in 2000 under the Takeovers Act 1993, the Takeovers Panel exists to strengthen investor confidence in New Zealand’s capital markets by enforcing the Takeovers Code. The Code is aimed at ensuring that all shareholders, no matter their size or influence, have equal opportunity to participate in transactions involving Code companies.
Rachel is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific 2023 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023.