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Asia-Pacific Guide 2023
New Zealand Banking & Finance
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

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The Banking and Finance team are trusted advisors to local banks, investment banks, financial institutions, issuers, trustees, corporates and government organisations. Clients seek the team’s technical and commercial expertise, and ability in delivering timely, innovative and practical solutions. The team’s expertise and size means it can design and implement complex structures.

The team are also trusted advisors on trans-Tasman and international financing deals, and is well placed to manage simultaneous work streams across multiple locations.

  • Advised the lead finance arranger banks involved in the NZ$3.4 billion sale of Vodafone
  • Acted for Next Capital (as Sponsor) on its acquisition of the NZ Bus business from Infratil
  • Pioneered a new model to finance bulk housing infrastructure with central government agencies
  • Worked with Synlait in entering the country’s first Environmental, Social and Governance linked loan

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - New Zealand
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Band 2
What the team is known for

MinterEllisonRuddWatts houses a diverse, full-service national practice, renowned for its representation of domestic and international banks in complex, high-value acquisition finance matters, as well as in project, infrastructure, asset and corporate financing matters. The team offers local expertise in novel financial arrangements such as ESG-linked loans. It fields additional capability on DCM as well as refinancing matters. Key clients include HSBC, Westpac New Zealand and The New Zealand Refining Company.

Work Highlights

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  • MinterEllisonRuddWatts advised Tourism Holdings on the refinancing of its syndicated debt facilities.

Notable Practitioners

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Steve Gallaugher
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Band 2

Steve Gallaugher focuses on advising clients on complex cross-border acquisition finance matters.

''Steve is a very astute lawyer with a strong level of professionalism.''

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Kate Lane
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Band 2

Kate Lane advises widely on cross-border corporate acquisition financings and high-value refinancings. She also offers leading experience in novel areas such as ESG bonds.

''Kate has a great balance of commercial pragmatism along with a very strong technical knowledge of banking and finance agreements.''

Ranked Lawyers at
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Kate Lane
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Steve Gallaugher
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Clients

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ASB

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Co-operative Bank

Flexigroup

HSBC

Kiwibank

Rabobank

TSB

UDC Finance

Westpac