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Buddle Findlay

Banking & Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated nationwide team that operates across all aspects of banking and finance. Excellent reputation advising major lenders across the region on multi-jurisdictional projects and financial services regulation. Offers outstanding expertise advising buyers on high-value acquisition financing. Also assists with financings relating to projects and property developments as well as refinancing matters. Represents both domestic and overseas institutions on complex borrowing structures and substantial multi-bank transactions. Also offers considerable expertise in debt restructuring issues.

Strengths

A client praises the team's "top-rate technical expertise and commercial acumen" and adds: "They exceeded my expectations on responsiveness, and their client care is second to none. I get very high value for money and their advice is concise, on point and focused."

Another client highlights the team's "commercial judgement and speed," while also reporting that the practice "always performs well on value."

Work highlights

Advised a consortium comprising Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management in connection with the financing relating to its acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand for an enterprise value of NZD3.4 billion.

Notable practitioners

Sources consider Daniel Collins to be "one of the top associates" in this market, and clients praise his "fast response, sound judgement and calmness under pressure." He regularly supports clients on acquisition and property finance matters, as well as on corporate finance mandates.

"Very approachable and capable," Miriam Andrews maintains a growing, versatile practice advising banks as well as borrowers on high-value acquisition finance mandates and refinancings.

The "excellent" Paul Farrugia frequently acts for major banks and lender syndicates on a variety of complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including debt facilities and refinancings.

Peter Owles is a high-profile finance lawyer acting for lenders and borrowers alike. Clients say he "has a unique approach to transactions" that brings "a high degree of commerciality." He offers "a very calm demeanour" and "a very reasoned view which helps with negotiations," according to clients.

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New Zealand

Banking & Finance


Daniel Collins
Associates to watch
Miriam Andrews
Band 2
Paul Farrugia
Band 2
Peter Owles
Band 1