Terence specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, and property law.
Terence advises on a broad range of international and domestic financing transactions, and represents corporates, banks and other financial institutions. His particular experience lies in property finance, project finance, structured finance, acquisition finance, business banking and security enforcement. Terence has acted for banks in funding some major property developments throughout New Zealand.
Terence’s clients are based both in New Zealand and offshore (such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore). He regularly advises offshore clients on the issues involved in investment structures, settling up businesses or acquiring assets in New Zealand. Terence has extensive experience assisting overseas clients to obtain consent under the Overseas Investment Act in New Zealand.
Terence also advises on commercial property, infrastructure and developments. He has been involved in some significant commercial and residential projects.
Terence is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin and co-leads the firm's Asia practice, which focuses on providing advice to Asian organisations undertaking investments in New Zealand.
"Terence has strong relationships with a number of Chinese corporations and frequently represents Chinese clients in connection with their investments into New Zealand…"
"Clients note that 'his commercial law knowledge' is very impressive…"
"Strong understanding of the banking sector and excellent in communication. Always delivers the work on target timeframe and proactively follows up the progress"
- Recognised in NZ Lawyer Magazine’s Hot List 2016
- Recognised as an expert based abroad in Banking & Finance and a foreign expert on Corporate/Commercial in Chambers Global 2020
Acting for Bank of China (New Zealand), China Construction Bank (New Zealand), and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand)
on various property finance/banking transactions, enforcement and regulatory compliance matters
Acting for Bank of New Zealand and Kiwibank
on various property finance and banking transactions
Acting for China Construction New Zealand (being a subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation)
in relation to its business operation and construction related matters
Acting for China Forestry Group
on various forestry acquisitions, and corporate/commercial related matters
Acting for China Southern Airlines
on its business operation in New Zealand
Acting for Ministry of Education
on various land acquisitions under the Public Works Act