I love being the go to person for problem solving - especially the big problems - and helping to shape and define the strategic direction.
I have wide ranging experience in the financial services industry - having worked in-house at a global financial institution in legal, front office and risk management teams and in private practise at a leading global law firm.
My areas of expertise include integrating internal business governance into risk and controls processes, advising on sustainable finance and embedding climate and ESG considerations into BAU, negotiating and drafting complex derivatives transactions, advising on private debt and capital markets transactions, regulatory advisory, cross border, and managing litigation.
Throughout my career I have valued building close relationships with commercial teams to understand the business motivations and needs, and pride myself at being able to combine subject matter expertise with the ability to think beyond the obvious.
NatWest Markets | COO, Head of NVM Business Governance
NatWest Markets, London | F&RS, Head of Business Development and Governance
NatWest Markets, London | Litigation and Regulatory Investigations
NatWest Markets, London | Senior Legal Counsel, Structured Derivatives
Linklater LLP, London | Senior Associate, Derivative and Structured Products
Goldman Sachs | Repackaging Team (secondment from Linklaters)
DLA Phillips Fox | Solicitor - Corporate Team
Areas of expertise
- General corporate and governance
- Financial services
- Climate and ESG
- Securities and Derivatives
- Cross Border
- Compliance and regulatory advisory
- Leadership and management
- Strategy and planning
Admitted as a solicitor in New Zealand, and England and Wales
Governance and Community
Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust - Trustee
What Rachel Plieger's clients say
Rachel is great. She is personable and lovely to work with. She is focused, thinks through the issues, brings her wealth of experience to bear on any issue, and happily dives into things she is less familiar with to ensure she gets up to speed. We’re happy!
Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, FNZ Group