Special Counsel, Auckland

Paul Appleyard

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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. 

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

  • Recognised by IFLR1000 as a rising star lawyer for banking and finance

Work highlights

Advising Contact Energy

on its $850m sustainability linked syndicated facility agreement

Advising the lenders

on the establishment of a common terms deed for Top Energy 

Advising Bank of New Zealand

in developing its sustainability linked loans precedent, with such loans being the first incentive based loans available for New Zealand farmers and growers

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