Global law firm DLA Piper announces the appointment of new Auckland based partner, Rachel Brown. Rachel is a specialist
banking and finance lawyer and joins Michael Thompson and Katie Carson.
Rachel was recognised as a 'rising star' earlier this year by NZ Lawyer and the Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Beginning her
career in New Zealand, she later spent several years at a global law firm in London. Rachel has acted for bank and
borrower clients across a wide range of sectors and jurisdictions in between raising two children. She is also
incredibly passionate about Equestrian.
Rachel receives praise from clients for her approachability and delivering sound legal advice in plain English. She has
expertise in corporate, property, acquisition and project finance as well as restructuring and insolvency. Rachel says,
"I'm excited to join the DLA Piper partnership at such a transformational time in the sector."
Martin Wiseman, Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper in New Zealand, says, “We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the
partnership. Rachel's commercial experience, commitment to client service and technical ability add to our depth and
bench strength in the finance and restructuring areas.”
Of New Zealand’s large law firms DLA Piper is considered market leading for diversity and inclusion. Post Rachel's
appointment, 45% of its New Zealand partners are women.