Mayne Wetherell

Banking & Finance Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Renowned team noted for the diversity of its financing practice, with particular expertise in structured, syndicated and leveraged finance. Represents all the major banks, and some of the largest and most high-profile corporations and government bodies in New Zealand. Recognised as a specialist boutique firm for banking and finance advisory matters. Well equipped to advise clients from a range of industries, including the energy, retail and real estate spheres.

Strengths Clients laud the firm, with one client asserting: "They have strong experience and execution capabilities in debt financing."

Work highlights Advised Fonterra Co-operative Group on its issue of USD200 million of USPP notes to various investors.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Meikle is an expert on structured finance transactions and also offers expertise on capital markets and debt restructuring work. His clientele includes a number of multinational banks and private equity funds.

Dave Wetherell boasts long-standing experience and a remarkable track record in the banking and finance sphere. He is particularly well regarded for his experience advising on capital markets and private equity financing.

Mei Nah is commended by one client who describes her as "knowledgeable," adding that "she has a personable approach and works in an efficient and reliable manner." She is best known for advising on securitisation and structured finance matters.

Head of department Will Tipping acts on a range of financing transactions, offering particular expertise on acquisition financings and special situations. One client notes: "You can trust him to do an exceptional job."