Background and experience
Maria has significant trial and hearing experience, including representing clients in appellate courts and in arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong. Maria has also appeared as counsel in proceedings in New Zealand.
Over the course of her career, Maria has represented clients in cases involving fraud, shareholder disputes, breach of trust and fiduciary duties, dishonest assistance, conspiracy, professional negligence, and disputes with regulatory bodies.
Prior to joining Ogier, Maria was a senior associate at an international law firm in Hong Kong.
Maria graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2010 with Bachelor degrees in Law, Accounting and Finance. She subsequently completed a Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge in 2011, before starting her legal career at Chapman Tripp in New Zealand. Maria relocated to Hong Kong in 2014.
Maria is a Registered Foreign Lawyer regulated by the law society of Hong Kong.
2015 - Hong Kong (non practising)
2012 - New Zealand