Senior Associate, Auckland

Danielle Brittain

Danielle Kelly


Danielle specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience across domestic and international financing transactions.

Danielle acts for both lenders and borrowers and has represented a number of banks, corporates, financial institutions and private equity firms.  Danielle has particular expertise in leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate lending, debt restructuring and real estate and development finance.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Danielle spent several years at a large law firm in London, as well as another major New Zealand law firm.

Work highlights

Advising the consortium comprising Infratil and Brookfield

on the financing of the NZ$3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand

Advising Rabobank

as lender and sustainability coordinator in relation to the green term loan facility provided to NZ Carbon Farming

Advising syndicates of lenders

in relation to facilities provided to retirement village providers including Summerset Holdings, Ryman Healthcare and Metlifecare

Acting for the lender

in relation to the restructure of facilities provided to the Tait Group

Acting for the syndicate of lenders

in relation to the refinance of the debt facilities provided to Freightways

Advising the lenders

in relation to the refinance of the facilities provided to Tuaropaki Power Company

Alternate contacts

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

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

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Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with…

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Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at…

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