Senior Associate, Auckland

Paul Appleyard

Paul Appleyard


Paul specialises in banking and finance with a focus on event-driven finance, complex and cross-border financing, syndicated lending and borrowing and structured finance. 

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay in March 2020, Paul worked at Linklaters LLP in London for over six years. 

Paul advises both lenders and borrowers, within New Zealand and internationally and has a particular interest in sustainability-linked loans and green financing.

Work highlights

Advising the finance parties

on establishing a common terms deed for the property division of Tainui

Advising ANZ

in relation to the facility provide to MOVe Logistics Group, one of New Zealand's largest freight and logistics providers

Advising Contact Energy

on its $305m sustainability-linked loan conversion

Advising Community Finance

on a number of its community bond issuances

Advising Infratil

on its acquisition of a majority stake in Pacific Radiology Group and subsequent bolt-on acquisitions of Bay Radiology and Auckland Radiology Group

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

Alternate contacts

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience.…

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Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
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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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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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