Frank specialises in aviation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking, project finance and procurement.
Frank advises local and foreign companies including banks and other financial institutions on all aspects of doing business in New Zealand including financing and regulatory compliance as well as major acquisitions.
As one of New Zealand's leading aircraft financing and leasing lawyers Frank worked with the New Zealand Ministries of Transport and Economic Development on the legislative changes to implement New Zealand's adoption of Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol.
Frank has published many articles and written chapters for books on aircraft financing and related areas.
Who's Who Legal recognises Frank as a leading individual in aviation, banking, project finance and procurement.
The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers has commented that "New Zealand is led by Buddle Findlay who can call on the 'excellent' Frank Porter, the most highly nominated lawyer in the country..."
Advising GE Capital
on the sale of its consumer finance business in New Zealand
Advising Gate Gourmet
on its acquisition of the Pacific Flight Catering flight catering business
Advising GE Healthcare
on its acquisition of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Advising SkyCare Holdings
on the sale of its ground handling business to AeroCare
Advising Virgin Australia
on its US$800m issue of enhanced equipment notes (EEN's) and its US$300m issue of unsecured notes in the US private debt market
on the financing of Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft