Expertise

Project and infrastructure financing/PPP

Overview

Successful project financing involves the proper identification, allocation and management of risks.  Our lawyers have extensive experience assisting our clients to structure and manage risk in all types of project financing in the New Zealand and overseas market.

Our project finance team comprises experts in finance, construction, property, resource management, regulatory, taxation, and corporate and commercial law.  We regularly act for project finance lenders, sponsors, contractors and borrowers on public private partnership's (PPP) and project finance transactions in many different industries including energy, roading and transport, telecommunications, health, water and wastewater and other public infrastructure as well as limited recourse commercial property developments.

Our team has specific experience advising on PPP transactions under the New Zealand government's PPP regime advising both bidders and financiers on PPP projects.

We also regularly act for financiers on various cross-border lease and other asset finance transactions for aircraft, transport assets, training simulators and other major industrial assets.



Work highlights

Acting for a short listed bidder

on the Wiri Prison PPP project and a potential lender in relation to the Auckland Prison PPP project

Advising lenders to a short listed bidder

on the NZ Schools I and II PPP project

Acting for Central Plains Water

in relation to the project financing for Stage 1 of its irrigation scheme project in Canterbury

Advising the project finance lender

in relation to the development and finance of a new radiotherapy facility at Tauranga hospital

Advising lenders

on limited resource project financing for the construction of a new dairy factory

Advising New Zealand Export Credit Office

on reinsurance and export guarantee transactions
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Our team

Daniel Kelleher

Daniel Kelleher

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in property law and has extensive experience in property sector, corporate, banking and commercial transactions...

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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...

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  • M +64 21 655 604

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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...

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  • M +64 21 763 476

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience....

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  • M +64 21 750 509

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