Senior Solicitor, Auckland

Lorenzo Culiat

Lorenzo Culiat (1)



Lorenzo specialises in banking and finance law with a particular interest in cross-border financing and syndicated lending.

Lorenzo acts for both lenders and borrowers and has represented a number of banks, financial institutions, corporates and private equity firms.  Lorenzo has a broad range of experience advising on leveraged and acquisition financing, corporate lending, development financing and general banking matters.

Work highlights

Acting for the lenders to Southern Cross Cables

in connection with the project financing of the US$300m SX Next Cable (fibre optic cable from Australia to Los Angeles (via New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati)

Advising the lead arranger, underwriter and lending syndicate

in relation to the NZ$550m acquisition of HealthScope NZ by NZ Super Fund and OTPP (Canadian Pension Fund)

Acting for various banks

on the provision of bilateral, syndicated, senior and subordinated lending (and related intercreditor arrangements) to entities within the property development sector

Acting as New Zealand counsel

for various overseas lenders and borrowers on cross-border transactions

Acting for lenders

in relation to the financing of Whai Rawa (the commercial investment company of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)

Acting for the syndicate of lenders

in relation to funding provided to ASX-listed Xero

Alternate contacts

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 an emphasi…

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Daniel Collins

Partner, Auckland

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

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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 an…

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