I have extensive experience in commercial and regulatory law, both in-house and in private practice. I have worked for and alongside many organisations assisting them with legal and regulatory compliance and governance, including financial markets participants, regulators, and a wide range of corporates. I truly believe in the role of the lawyer as a trusted adviser to the business being fully committed to it achieving its commercial and social purposes.
TSB Bank, Southern Cross Health Society, IAG
DLA Piper New Zealand | Special Counsel
Guardian Trust | Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Financial Markets Authority | Litigation Manager
Public Trust | Senior Corporate Solicitor
Gas Industry Company | General Counsel
Chapman Tripp | Principal
Areas of expertise
- Financial markets law
- Corporate governance
- Commercial arrangements
- Regulatory compliance
- Dispute resolution
- Overseas investment
What Nicole MacFarlane's clients say
It’s been such a relief to have Nicole aboard. She is very efficient and clearly highly competent. Her years of experience are quite apparent in her judgment and work product. It is so nice to have a safe pair of hands and she has settled in very quickly, easily navigating her way around the business – not always easy in a bank.
GM Regulatory Affairs & General Counsel, TSB Bank
Nicole’s fitting in really well and has cut through some ‘noisy’ issues with her great pragmatism and calm approach.
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Chief Legal Officer, Private Sector Entity
We appreciate Nicole’s incredible expertise at this time when we find ourselves short of this skillset in our business, while we undertake a recruitment process.
Chief People & Strategy, Southern Cross
Nicole stepped into the Company Secretary role with ease and was able to navigate significant complexity in the organisation structure and competing demands independently. Nicole quickly grew the trust of senior managers and her team in a time of change.
Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Southern Cross