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MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Banking & Finance

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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. Offers local expertise in novel financial arrangements such as ESG-linked loans. Fields additional capability on DCM as well as refinancing matters. Key clients include The Treasury New Zealand, Bank of China and OCBC.

Strengths

The "approachable and knowledgeable" MinterEllisonRuddWatts team "understands complexity and the nuances of a deal quickly and drills down to the main points of contention," enthuses an interviewee.

Recognised as a "trusted adviser," the team is praised by a client for its "technical knowledge, expertise," and "ability to provide astute and commercially savvy advice."

Work highlights

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

Notable practitioners

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 and is recognised as "a trusted adviser on complex lending and regulatory matters" by a client.

Steve G allaugher focuses on advising clients on complex cross-border acquisition finance matters. He is "the go-to for project and acquisition finance-related transactions and brings with him a wealth of technical and commercial knowledge in this space," comments a client.

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Overview

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

Clients

ANZ

ASB

BNZ

Co-operative Bank

Flexigroup

HSBC

Kiwibank

Rabobank

TSB

UDC Finance

Westpac

Banking & Finance

MinterEllisonRuddWatts

firm
Location

Level 22, PwC Tower

15 Customs Street West

Auckland City

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


Kate Lane
Band 2
Steve Gallaugher
Band 3