Nicole MacFarlane has significant experience advising clients in the financial services and funds management sector on regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and offering of financial products to the retail and wholesale markets. As well as her experience in private practice, she spent a number of years in a range of senior in-house roles.

Nicole has been extensively involved in advising clients on compliance with, and the implementation of, the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. In particular, she has advised clients on licensing applications, compliance of governing documents, new disclosure requirements and financial reporting obligations. Clients include managers of managed investment schemes, issuers of equity and debt securities (including NBDTs), supervisors, derivatives issuers, and peer-to-peer lending and crowd funding intermediaries.

Nicole has also advised on custody arrangements with custodians, supervisors and wrap platforms, and limited partnerships arrangements and property schemes.