Partner, Auckland

Board of Management

Paul Farrugia

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Profile

Paul specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring and workouts, and development and construction finance. 

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Paul worked in the banking and leveraged finance teams at Allen & Overy in London. 

Paul is the head of Buddle Findlay's financial services team.  He provides general banking and finance advice for both lenders and borrowers as well as corporate and commercial advice for a number of major local and off-shore companies. 

Paul also acts for banks providing funding to entities within the agriculture sector (dairy, sheep and beef, kiwifruit and viticulture) and frequently acts on the funding of intensification and conversion projects in the dairying, drystock, kiwifruit, viticulture and other capital-intensive sectors across New Zealand as well as advising lenders on the provision of alternative funding options to agriculture sector borrowers.

  • Paul is listed as a 'leading lawyer' by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Asialaw Profiles, and IFLR1000.


Work highlights

Advising the unitranche/stretch senior lender

on the acquisition of Aegis by MMC

Advising the syndicate of lenders

to Northland based geothermal energy producer Top Energy

Advising the lender

in relation to Pioneer Capital's investment in the Rees hotel chain

Advising the syndicate of lenders

to Auckland's 'The International' development

Advising the syndicate of lenders

on the funding provided to ASX-listed Xero, including its acquisition of Canadian-based Hubdoc

Acting for the lender to Ascot Radiology

on Abano's exit from its majority shareholding to the existing minority shareholders

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

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

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David Perry

David Perry

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in banking and financial services, and restructuring and insolvency law. He represents banks and financial…

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Miriam Andrews

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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