Partner, Auckland

Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins


Daniel specialises in banking and finance and has extensive experience working in New Zealand, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

He regularly advises on a broad range of domestic and cross border financing and infrastructure transactions from front end structuring and implementation right through to back end refinancing solutions, restructurings and insolvency.

In particular, Daniel has a focus on leverage and acquisition finance and projects and infrastructure.  

  • Rising Star Partner, IFLR1000
  • Up and coming Partner, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Next Generation Partner, Legal 500
  • Mid Market Deal of the Year, NZ Law Awards 2022

Work highlights

Advising on the sale of Rydges Wellington

to NZ Hotel Wellington Asset LP (a special purpose vehicle of a partnership between Russell Property Group, Lockwood Property Group and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund).  The transaction was the largest hotel sale in New Zealand in 2021 and won 'Mid Market Deal of the Year 2022' at the NZ Law Awards

Advising direct credit funds

in connection with the unitranche financing made available to Fisher Funds to acquire Kiwi Wealth from Kiwi Group Holdings

Advising the lenders

on the first transaction under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act implemented by Crown Infrastructure Partners, being the $175m facility to fund 13 transport projects across the Tauranga region

Advising senior lenders

in connection with funding the acquisition of Villa Maria Estate by Indevin Group

Advising Rabobank

as lender and sustainability coordinator in relation to the green term loan facility provided to NZ Carbon Farming Group - the largest provider of carbon credits in Australasia

Advising the lenders to Tourism Holdings (THL)

in relation to their merger with Apollo Tourism and Leisure (Apollo)

Alternate contacts

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Partner, Auckland
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Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

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