Partner, Auckland

Peter Owles

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Peter is a specialist in all aspects of banking and finance law, with over 25 years experience.  As well as general banking and finance advice.  Peter is one of New Zealand's leading projects lawyers with expertise in project and infrastructure development and finance PPPs and energy sector transactions, particularly geothermal development.  He is also recognised for securitisation and structured finance and leveraged and acquisition finance.

  • Member of the New Zealand co-ordinating committee of the Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association
  • Nominated as a "leading lawyer" in Chambers and Partners, Who's Who Legal and IFLR1000

Work highlights

Advising various bidders and financiers on NZ PPP projects

Advising developers, contractors and financiers

on various geothermal energy developments in New Zealand and internationally

Advising ANZ Bank New Zealand and Bank of New Zealand

on limited recourse finance for energy, telecommunications and water projects

Advising Industrial & Commercial Bank of China and Bank of India

in relation to obtaining registered bank status and establishing business in New Zealand

Advising Investec

on the financing and subsequent restructuring of an upstream oil and gas company

Advising Contact Energy

on contracting for new generation and gas projects


Alternate contacts

Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland

Paul specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476