Katie Carson heads DLA Piper's Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice in New Zealand, which is described as 'excellent - its industry knowledge and understanding of market trends mean that its advice is cutting edge, practical and smart' [The Legal 500 2019].

Katie handles a broad range of banking and finance requirements for domestic and international banks, VC and PE funds, FinTechs, corporate borrowers and trustees. Her complex transactional experience covers institutional and acquisition finance, structured arrangements (including securitisation programmes), debt capital markets, trade finance (including receivables financing) and debt restructuring. 

Katie is also involved in product development projects and financial services regulatory issues for clients that include both disruptors and long-established businesses. She has a particular interest in global FinTech innovation. Her specialist regulatory experience covers consumer finance laws, the regulations governing payments systems, anti-money laundering legislation, and open banking/data regulation.

Katie and her team are well-respected across the market and offer technical excellence combined with a responsive and practical approach to dealing with difficult or strategic issues.