Nicola Hardy

Special Counsel LLB, BA - University of Canterbury


Nicola has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and financial services law. She has variously specialised in public and private fund raisings, equity and debt capital markets, cross border M&A, joint ventures, private equity, hostile takeovers and general corporate advisory. She also has considerable regulatory experience in the banking and financial services sector.

Nicola has advised international public and private corporates and financial institutions and has many years experience as in-house counsel to a global investment bank.

Nicola is solutions oriented and approachable. She enjoys getting to know clients and understanding their business needs.

Prior to joining Lane Neave, Nicola worked for a global investment bank in London where she led the EMEA and Asia legal team. Nicola has also worked in corporate finance for a major London law firm. Nicola is admitted as a solicitor of England & Wales, 2002.