Partner, Auckland

Peter Owles

Peter Owles


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

Peter also specialises in infrastructure and project development.  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.

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

Work highlights

Advising lenders on significant financing transaction

under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act

Advising lenders

Advising lenders in relation to transactions under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing legislation

Advising Treasury

in relation to PPP transactions

Advising lenders

in relation to Mount Cass Wind Farm and Hiringa green hydrogen projects

Acting for Bank of New Zealand

as lender providing limited recourse project financing for the Cardrona Valley water and wastewater projects

Advising Infratil and Brookfield

in relation to the acquisition of One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ)

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