Partner, Auckland

Miriam Andrews

Miriam Andrews (2)


Miriam specialises in banking and finance.

Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at an international capital management company focusing primarily on portfolio acquisitions, structured finance, mezzanine finance and property development.

Miriam spent three years in the global loans and restructuring team at Allen & Overy in London followed by five years in the structured finance team at Lehman Brothers in London, including several years assisting the administrators of Lehman Brothers in working out Lehman's residential mortgage positions.

Miriam has legal and commercial expertise in securitisation, property financing, asset sale and purchase, restructuring, acquisition financing and warehouse financing.  She has also advised lenders on cross-border lending and project finance transactions.

  • Recognised by IFLR1000 as a highly regarded lawyer for banking and finance

Work highlights

Acting for the purchaser

on the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of student accommodation properties

Acting for lenders

on various club and bilateral facilities to entities within the wine sector

Acting for a consortium of Goldman Sachs and Brookfield Asset Management

in a competitive bid to buy a $1.3b commercial loan portfolio from Bank of Scotland International

Acting for the senior lenders

on the restructure of Blue Star Group

Acting for Intermediate Capital Group

on their mezzanine financing of the acquisition of Tegel by a bidder consortium led by Affinity Equity Partners

Acting for various banks

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