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DLA Piper New Zealand

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Respected international practice with solid expertise in a range of global financial transactions. Regularly at the forefront of syndicated and bilateral lending transactions. Regularly active on property finance, acquisition finance and complex securitisation. Also well regarded in the DCM space, with experience advising on the full range of mandates. Offers notable capability on fintech mandates.

Strengths

A client cites the team's "depth of expertise, international connections, and attitude of supporting a long-term relationship" as key strengths.

"They are flexible, agile and a pleasure to work with," reports another client. "Their industry knowledge combined with their curious and can-do attitude means that we achieve the outcome we are seeking."

Work highlights

Advised Foodstuffs North Island on its acquisition financing arrangements to fund the acquisition of the business and assets of Lee Fish.

Notable practitioners

Katie Carson maintains a broad practice encompassing acquisition finance and securitisation as well as fintech and regulatory advice. Clients view her as a "smart lawyer" who is "diligent, client-focused, solution-focused and open to innovative ways of doing things."

Department head Michael Thompson regularly advises major banks on significant cross-border acquisitions and refinancings. "His strengths are his detailed knowledge of banking law and his understanding of exactly what is the perfect level of advice for his target audience," a client says.

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Banking & Finance

DLA Piper New Zealand

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Location

Level 15, PwC Tower,

15 Customs Street West

Auckland City

Auckland

New Zealand

1010

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Zealand

Banking & Finance


Katie Carson
Band 3
Michael Thompson
Band 3