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.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Meikle often handles acquisition finance matters and is noted for his knowledge of structured finance. An interviewee reports: "He is active in the market and pops up on a lot of the larger transactions, and he can handle complex strategic commercial work."

Dave Wetherell is acknowledged as a pre-eminent figure in the market. He remains a prolific adviser across a range of banking and finance issues, and is renowned for his expertise in capital markets and private equity financing.

Mei Nah is respected for her comprehensive advice and depth of market knowledge. A source says: "She is very experienced in securitisation and structured finance, she understands what is appropriate in a transaction."

Head of department Will Tipping maintains his excellent reputation in the sector. His practice focuses on advising institutional lenders on syndicated and acquisition financing, and one client declares: "We go to him whenever we have anything complex; his knowledge is unparalleled."