Partner, Auckland

Board of Management

Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia


Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance (including uni-tranche funding by non-bank financiers), syndicated lending and debt restructuring and workouts.  Paul also has extensive experience advising senior and mezzanine funders in the property (incl. development) finance and agriculture sectors.

Paul heads Buddle Findlay's banking and financial services team and is a member of the firm's Board of Management. 

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

  • Paul Farrugia wins Asialaw's 2020 Lawyer of the Year, New Zealand
  • Paul is listed as a 'leading lawyer' by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Asialaw Profiles, and IFLR1000.

Work highlights

Advising the lead arranger, underwrite and lending syndicate

on the funding of NZ Healthcare Investments' acquisition of Healthscope’s NZ pathology business Asia Pacific Health Group

Advising Tanarra Credit Partners

on its leveraged financing of the acquisition of Infrawork

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

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

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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  • M +64 21 750 509


David Perry

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 358 7020
  • M +64 21 632 268


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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  • M +64 21 491 781