Partner, Wellington

Adam Jackson

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Adam specialises in debt financing, derivatives, general banking law advisory work, funds management and commercial contracts.  Before joining Buddle Findlay, Adam worked in one of New Zealand’s other leading national law firms, and prior to that in London at Linklaters, one of the world's leading law firms.

Adam’s debt financing work includes both capital markets work and bank debt work.  He acts for a range of corporate borrowers, banks and local authorities.  He also has a substantial derivatives practice, focusing on both over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives.  He regularly negotiates derivatives documentation for clients, drafts market standard documentation and more recently advises clients on netting issues raised by the Basel Accord and on central counterparty clearing issues.

Adam's commercial contracts work includes a wide range of commercial contracts, but with a particular focus on information technology contracts.

  • Member of the Institute of Financial Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ)
  • Member of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
  • Member of the Center for International Legal Studies

Work highlights

Advising Contact Energy

on its NZ$222m retail bond

Advising Smartshares

on the establishment of five new index tracking exchange traded funds

Advising the New Zealand Financial Markets Association

on the analysis of netting under ISDA Master Agreements

Advising Bank of New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia

on their financing of Todd Petroleum Mining Company

Advising a major New Zealand corporate

on its US private placements

Advising UBS Australia

on its financing of the Flexigroup group of companies


Alternate contacts

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