Michael Webb is a senior commercial barrister providing independent specialist advice and representation on financial market, commercial, governmental and regulatory matters. His practice has a particular focus on complex or sensitive issues, on corporate and financial sector law reform, and the interface between law and public policy.
Michael commenced practice at the independent Bar in 1995. Before then, for many years he had been a senior partner in a major New Zealand law firm.
Michael has been extensively involved in financial sector,commercial and regulatory issues throughout his career. He brings to those subjects experience and expertise as a lawyer, regulator and company director.
Michael's other appointments have included:
2005 to 2009 - Managing Director, Financial Sector Development and Policy, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority, where his focus was the development of the legal,regulatory and court regimes for the Qatar Financial Centre.
1992 to 2003 - non- executive Member, and on various occasions Acting Chairman, of the New Zealand Securities Commission
2004-2005 - Chair of the Ministerial Task Force on Financial Intermediaries, the report of which was the basis of legislation now enacted by the New Zealand Parliament
Non- executive director of various major companies in New Zealand and Australia in the financial, education and construction sectors.
Banking, corporate, corporate governance, financial markets, governmental, insurance, insolvency, regulatory law. Complex or sensitive inquiries and investigations,negotiations, arbitration, mediation, expert determinations, strategic and tactical advice. Law reform and policy advice in commercial , financial markets, governmental,and network sectors.
Tel: +64 9 3776543 Tel: +64 9 21 891953