Anthony Harper

Banking & Finance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Has a broad client base of major banks and finance companies. Acknowledged for its representation of lenders on a range of financing mandates, spanning property finance, acquisition finance and corporate refinancing. Assists clients across a range of industry sectors, including energy, agriculture and real estate. A growing presence and demand among secondary lenders.

Strengths An interviewee notes: "We're very happy with their work. Key for us is their ability to protect our interests and make sure we're well informed, retaining commerciality and making sure the deal still occurs."

Another says: "They are always obliging and accept short turnaround times for some instructions without an issue."

Work highlights Acted for Bank of New Zealand on the refinance of a large NZX-listed healthcare group, with funding of NZD100 million.

Advised the Bank of China on the NZD96 million acquisition and refinance facility provided to a large property holding group.

Notable practitioners

Grant Goldsmith brings his experience and knowledge of both the New Zealand and overseas markets to complex property finance transactions. One source notes: "If we have any concerns about structure, he provides good advice based on his expertise."