Paul specialises in banking and finance with a focus on event-driven finance, complex and cross-border financing, syndicated lending and borrowing and portfolio acquisitions.
Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Paul worked at a leading law firm in London for over six years. Paul advises both lenders and borrowers, within New Zealand and internationally.
Advising an investment bank
on its financing of a real estate sponsor’s purchase of Italian loan notes issued by a global alternative investment firm
Advising a major Japanese bank
on its acquisition of a multi-billion British Pound acquisition of a German aviation finance business
Advising a global homewares company
on a complex refinancing of its Asia-Pacific loan facilities, which involved a three-layer secured debt structure
Advising Lloyds Bank
on the interpretation and implementation of 'ring-fencing' legislation, involving, broadly, splitting Lloyds Bank into a 'retail' bank and a 'corporate/investment' bank
Advising Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada
as mandated lead arrangers on the financing of Melrose Industries acquisition of GKN. This acquisition was the largest hostile takeover in the United Kingdom for almost a decade
Advising the banks
on a series of margin loans to companies controlled by an ultra-high net worth individual