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. Our practice covers all aspects of banking and financial services including general corporate lending and borrowing, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, securitisation and structured finance, construction and development finance, capital markets transactions (debt and equity), corporate and institutional finance, consumer finance, asset leasing, treasury and derivative products.
"I am always impressed with the depth and consistency of quality and service Buddle Findlay has at all levels."
Chambers Asia Pacific
"Buddle Findlay's banking and finance practice is fantastic to work with. It is technically on point and extremely commercial so is able to suggest solutions that work for both lenders and clients. The firm is extremely responsive and great fun to deal with"
"Very strong banking practice with one of the best, most collaborative team of partners in the market. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to using Buddle Findlay as all of the partners always bring their A game and provide sound, commercial advice"
- 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
Advising the consortium comprising Infratil and Brookfield
on the financing of the NZ$3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand. Read more
on the financing of its acquisition of 60% of Pacific Radiology Group, valued at NZ$867m. Read more
Advising Contact Energy
on the conversion of $305m of existing loans into sustainability linked loans
Advising the senior lenders to Southern Cross Cables
on the project financing of the US$300m SX Next Cable (fibre optic cable from Australia to Los Angeles (via New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati)
Advising the senior lenders
on the acquisition of HealthScope NZ by NZ Super Fund and OTPP (Canadian Pension Fund)
New Zealand's largest kiwifruit post harvest operator, on its seasonal banking facilities. Read more