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…"
- 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 2016
Acting for Bank of China (New Zealand), China Construction Bank (New Zealand), and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand)
on various banking transactions and legal compliance matters
Acting for ASB Bank, Bank of New Zealand and Westpac New Zealand
on property finance 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 Changda International New Zealand
on an Overseas Investment Office application to purchase a 42-hectare site in Orewa, and its land development to create over 500 residential units
Acting for China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines
on their respective business operations in New Zealand
Advising New Development Group
on its hotel project in Central Auckland and the large land subdivision in Puhoi