Our banking and finance department is very highly regarded. Our clients include the major banks, other key participants in the financial services sector, listed companies, central and local government bodies, and the large receivership practices. 

Each of our banking and finance lawyers has particular areas of specialisation. This means that we offer expert legal advice that is directly matched to our clients' specific needs.

Our transactional banking and finance specialists have experience in all types of lending transactions, including business, trade, acquisition, project, property, and asset financing (both domestically and internationally). 

We have a particular strength in debt and hybrid securities. We have acted on some of New Zealand's most significant and complex debt capital raisings in recent years.

We have the country's pre-eminent local government funding practice.

Our insolvency experts advise on all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency. They have extensive experience, including in complex debt restructurings, corporate collapses, receiverships, liquidations, and cross-border insolvencies.

In addition, we have a highly specialised team of banking and finance litigators who assist clients with security enforcement and contentious matters. 

Our structured finance group brings together banking and finance, tax, and capital markets experts, who co-operate to develop tax-efficient borrowing structures.

We also provide regulatory and compliance advice.

Recent Work

For examples of our recent work, please see our more detailed expertise pages (menu to the left).