DLA Piper New Zealand

Banking & Finance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Respected international banking and finance practice demonstrating solid expertise in a range of global financial transactions. Regularly at the forefront of syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, as well as debt restructurings and trade finance. Also well regarded in the DCM space, with experience advising on the full range of mandates, including retail and wholesale bond and MTN programmes. Offers notable capability on fintech mandates.

Strengths Clients frequently commend the quality of client service the firm provides, with one reporting: "I find the banking and finance team at DLA Piper very approachable, responsive, thorough and commercially minded."

Another client adds: "They were incredibly responsive, easy to reach out to, and more than willing to help discuss any questions that I had."

Work highlights Acted for ING Bank Singapore as mandated lead arranger on the refinancing of a NZD250 million senior debt facility for 2Degrees.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Katie Carson has long-standing experience advising major domestic and international banks and other financial institutions. Her broad practice encompasses DCM, debt restructuring and trade finance work as well as acquisition finance matters. One client attests: "She is more than willing to think outside of the box in terms of solutions to legal problems."