Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Julia Heitmann

Julia Heitmann Auckland


Julia specialises in transactional banking with a focus on property finance and syndicated lending.  She also has experience in restructuring and advises banks and insolvency professionals on distressed debt solutions and enforcement of security.

Julia has acted for a number of major New Zealand banks on transactions including drafting loan facility and security documents.  She has also gained in-house experience dealing with a range of issues that affect financial institutions during her secondments to Bank of New Zealand, GE Capital and Latitude.

Julia has a Masters of Law (LL.M. commercial law) and is also fully qualified as a lawyer in Germany, where she worked in corporate insolvency law and insolvency administration.

Work highlights

Advising GE

on the sale of GE Capital's New Zealand business

Advising Bank of New Zealand

on a range of financing transaction issues and documentation projects

Acting for Bank of New Zealand

as secured creditor of Yogurtnmore, Spice Supermarket and Snacknspice

Acting for various banks

on funding provided to the Cotton On Group

Acting for National Australia Bank

on funding provided to the Gull New Zealand


Alternate contacts

Myles O'Brien

Myles O'Brien

Special Counsel, Auckland

Myles specialises in transactional banking and restructuring. He has extensive experience on corporate transactional banking and…

  • DDI +64 9 357 9855
  • M +64 21 224 9855


David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7020
  • M +64 21 632 268


Scott Abel

Scott Abel

Partner, Auckland

Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and…

  • DDI +64 9 357 9387
  • M +64 21 229 1488