Expertise

Banking and financial services

Buddle Findlay has been advising banks and financial institutions for more than 100 years. We focus on providing clear commercial advice and innovative solutions to guide lenders and borrowers through transactions of all sizes and complexity.

Overview

We act for all major banks operating in New Zealand and a number of non-bank financial institutions.  We assist borrower clients with structuring and implementation of all forms of financing.  We regularly represent international banks and financial institutions on funding and finance structures with New Zealand borrowers and counterparties.  We also regularly act for a number of New Zealand trustee companies – in appointments that range from simple unit trusts through to subordinated debt issues and complex structured finance and securitisation transactions.

"I am always impressed with the depth and consistency of quality and service Buddle Findlay has at all levels."

Chambers Asia Pacific

  • Tier 1, Banking and Finance - IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Affiliate member of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA)
  • Member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association


Work highlights

Acting for lenders and borrowers

in connection with acquisition finance for a number of transactions including the Transpacific group, The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company, Perpetual Trust, The Mill Liquorsave and Waikato Milking Systems

Advising large New Zealand corporates on financing matters

including Envirowaste, Alliance Group, Contact Energy, New Zealand Post, Infratil, and its subsidiaries New Zealand Bus, Wellington International Airport and Z Energy, SKY Television and Landcorp Farming

Advising the successful bidding consortium (Goldman Sachs and Brookfield Asset Management)

on the purchase of BOSI's NZ loan portfolio

Acting for lenders and short-listed bidders

in relation to the financing for the Wiri Prison and Hobsonville Schools PPP Projects

Acting for lenders

on the funding of various agribusiness transactions and industries, including dairy conversions, acquisition of land (including avocado orchards and kiwifruit orchards), honey and beehives, vineyards and wine sector support businesses

Advising originators, sponsors, banks, trustees, security trustees and financial institutions

on securitisation and structured finance transactions including covered bonds and the securitisation of residential and commercial mortgages and equipment lease receivables
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Our team

Adam Jackson

Adam Jackson

Partner, Wellington

Adam specialises in debt financing, derivatives, general banking law advisory work, funds management and commercial contracts...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7346
  • M +64 21 303 162

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David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in financial services and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial institutions in the...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7020
  • M +64 21 632 268

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Frank Porter

Frank Porter

Partner, Auckland

Frank specialises in aviation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking, project finance and procurement. Frank advises local and...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7016
  • M +64 21 635 646

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Jan Etwell

Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan specialises in banking and finance, commercial and company law. Her experience includes acting as instructing solicitor...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3514
  • M +64 21 655 604

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Miriam Andrews

Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at an...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0638
  • M +64 21 491 781

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Neil Russ

Neil Russ

Partner, Auckland

Neil leads Buddle Findlay's tax practice. He specialises in corporate and international tax issues, as well as structured transactions...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7002
  • M +64 21 349 668

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland

Paul specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter is a specialist in all aspects of banking and finance law, with over 25 years experience. As well as general banking and finance...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7047
  • M +64 21 750 509

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Scott Abel

Scott Abel

Partner, Auckland

Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and...

  • DDI +64 9 357 9387
  • M +64 21 229 1488

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Simon Jensen

Simon Jensen

Partner, Wellington

Simon specialises in financial sector regulation, payments and clearing systems, and projects and advice for financial institutions...

  • DDI +64 4 462 0459
  • M +64 274 476 412

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Tony Wilkinson

Tony Wilkinson

Partner, Auckland

Tony specialises in advising domestic and foreign clients on the New Zealand income tax and GST consequences of a broad range of...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7066
  • M +64 27 476 6587

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