Partner, Auckland

Peter Owles

Peter Owles


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

Peter specialises in infrastructure and project development, including public private partnerships (PPP).  He has worked on projects in the roading and transport, water and waste water, energy, social housing, health, oil, gas and minerals, and telecommunications sectors, providing advice to sponsors, lenders, contractors and governments in New Zealand and internationally.

Peter also provides corporate and commercial advice to companies with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.  Peter has a particular interest in geothermal energy and has advised clients in New Zealand and internationally on a variety of projects.

He is also recognised as an expert in securitisation and structured financing, acquisition/leveraged finance and financial services regulation.

  • Peter is listed as a "leading lawyer" by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, and Asialaw Profiles

Work highlights

Advising Energy Fiji

in relation to its new syndicated financing facilities, the largest syndicated financing done in Fiji to date

Acting for Bank of New Zealand

as lender providing limited recourse project financing for the Cardrona Valley Wastewater project

Advising lenders to short-listed consortia bidding on

NZ Schools 1, 2 and 3, Tauranga, Tamaki and Christchurch Social Housing, and Wiri and Auckland East Prison PPP projects

Advising Central Plains Water

on the funding for and construction of the Central Plains irrigation scheme

Acting for lenders

providing financing facilities to Auckland Council

Acting for arrangers and lenders

of a vehicle leasing securitisation programme for Eclipx

Alternate contacts

Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with…

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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…

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