Senior Associate, Auckland

William Hunnam

William Hunnam (3)


Will specialises in banking and finance with particular expertise in derivatives and securities financing.

He advises clients on both sides of the derivatives market on trading all asset classes - from global investment banks to smaller regional banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, and traditional asset managers.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Will spent nine years working in the derivatives team at Fieldfisher in London, including one year on secondment at ICBC Standard Bank.

(UK qualified)

Work highlights

Acting for the hedge counterparties

on a transaction under the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act implemented by Crown Infrastructure Partners

Acting for a bank

providing deal contingent fx and interest rate hedging to private equity/corporate clients party to company/business acquisitions

Acting for the hedge counterparty

in connection with loans to European real estate funds to be securitised – including ensuring compliance of trading documentation and credit support arrangements with ratings agencies' criteria and UK/EU derivatives market regulation

Working with a broker/dealer

to build its synthetic prime brokerage business – including advising on developing a crypto asset derivative product and on issues arising due to Russian sanctions/market closures

Advising a bank

on reducing its exposure under a syndicated term repurchase transaction using a bespoke participation arrangement

Authored a UK Practical Law practice note

on Sanctions and the ISDA® Master Agreement