Andrew is a partner in the banking and finance department. He co-heads the firm's transactional banking and finance group in Auckland, and heads the debt capital markets group.
His expertise covers the full range of transactional banking, with a particular focus and expertise in acquisition/leveraged finance, corporate finance, asset finance, restructurings, and other complex lending transactions.
He has significant expertise in debt capital markets, where he has acted on a number of retail and wholesale issuances and USPP and EMTN programmes.
Andrew also has considerable specialist knowledge on acquisition/leveraged financings, where he has acted for both lenders and private equity sponsors on financing arrangements.
- Chambers Global Banking & Finance 2013 - Leading Lawyer
- IFLR1000 Banking & Project Finance 2013 - Leading Lawyer
- PLC Which Lawyer? Banking & Finance 2013 - Leading Lawyer
- IFLR1000 Capital Markets 2013 - Leading Lawyer
- Asia Pacific Legal 500 Banking & Finance 2011 - Leading Lawyer
- The International Who's Who Legal Capital Markets 2011 - Leading Lawyer
Examples of Work
- Westpac - partial demerger of the institutional banking business of the New Zealand branch of Westpac Banking Corporation, involving the transfer of approximately $6.2 billion customer loans and $5.8 billion customer deposits to Westpac New Zealand
- Auckland Council - $500 million secured commercial paper programme, $500 million bond programme, and $700 million syndicated standby facility (the first syndicated facility for a local authority in New Zealand)
- Auckland Transition Agency - transfer of the merging local authorities' debts and bond obligations to Auckland Council, and new security structure for Auckland Council following the merger
- Auckland City Council - $150 million listed bond issue (the first listing of the securities of a local authority in New Zealand) and $350 million listed bond issue (the largest bond issue by a local authority in New Zealand)
- Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) - United State private debt placement, wholesale issue of medium-term notes (MTNs), and accession by New Zealand issuer to the Australian group's US$2 billion wholesale euro-MTN programme
- Spotless Group - private placement in the United States of US$160 million notes
- GE Capital New Zealand - $2 billion commercial paper programme
- Sanctuary Group - refinance of the Group's Australian and New Zealand bank facility and mezzanine funding
- Fisher & Paykel Finance - $400 million receivables-backed master trust securitisation programme
- New Zealand Comfort Group (then Sleepyhead Manufacturing) - syndicated facility to acquire the Dunlop Foams and Sleepmaker business in Australia and to refinance existing facilities
- Numerous private equity financings
- Britomart above-ground and interchange projects, and public private partnership for the Vector Arena (an $80 million 12,00-seat stadium delivered on a PPP/BOOT basis)
- Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance - Member
- Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand - Member
- Banking and Financial Services Law Association - Member