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
"Quick to respond, cost effective and always commercial."
Legal 500 Asia Pacific
"It is reassuring to know that you have a team of experts genuinely supporting you and acting in your best interests."
- Band 1 - Chambers Asia Pacific and Tier 1 - IFLR1000 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Banking and Finance
- Affiliate member of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA)
- Member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
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
Board of Management
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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