Merran Keil Barrister


Business Law Specialist


Business and financial markets law is complex.  The consequences of a breach can be serious for your career, your company and your livelihood.

The last nine years have seen a big shake up in financial markets regulation in New Zealand. The law is still evolving and at times it’s hard to know where you stand.

If you’re facing regulatory action, or dealing with insolvency or liquidation, an insurance dispute, liquidated damages or any other contractual claim, you need specialist advice you can trust.




Regent Chambers
Level 4, 68 Shortland Street,
Walker Wayland Building
Auckland, NZ 1010

+64 21 861 361


Areas of Practice


I am an experienced litigator specialising in resolving business, financial markets (securities), contractual, fair trading, insurance and negligence disputes.

Insurance Disputes

The interpretation of insurance policies and schedules to those policies can be complex . Not only do you need to know whether an event or liability is covered by your insurer but you also need to understand what value your insurer is liable to pay for the damage or liability is it covering.

Financial Markets Law

I am in a unique position to provide you compliance and defence advice, as I have insight into the operations of the regulator as a former founding senior solicitor appointed in 2011 to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) litigation team.


I act on behalf of agencies and individuals in relation to privacy incidences and breaches. I advise on the adequacy of compliance programs in relation to the obligations contained in the Privacy Act 1993 and on responses in relation to privacy incidences by agencies.


I advise insolvency practitioners, secured creditors, unsecured creditors and debtors on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to receiverships, liquidations, administrations and compromises.


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I’m Merran Keil

I’m a specialist business and finance lawyer. Whether you’re a director, a broker, a financial advisor, or anyone who works in financial services or commercial contracts, I can help resolve your legal problems.

Over the last two decades I’ve worked on all sides of financial and contractual disputes - as an insolvency practitioner, a commercial litigator, business lawyer, and a senior solicitor at the Financial Markets Authority.

If you’ve got a financial or contractual problem, it’s important to make sure your best interests are protected - starting right now.

Book your initial consult and find out how I can help


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