Partner, Auckland

Frank Porter



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.

Work highlights

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

Advising banks

on the financing of Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft


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Rishalat Khan

Rishalat Khan

Senior Associate, Auckland

Rishalat specialises in corporate, commercial and aviation law. Of recent times Rishalat has advised various participants in the...

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