Wayne is a partner in the banking and finance department. He co-heads the firm's transactional banking and finance group in Auckland.
He advises on a broad range of international and domestic financing transactions. He represents corporates, banks, and other financial institutions, and local authorities.
Wayne has experience in a wide range of lending transactions, including corporate banking, project and infrastructure finance, private equity acquisitions, corporate restructuring, personal property securities, and derivatives. His practice also includes aircraft leasing and financing.
- IFLR1000 Banking & Project Finance 2013 - 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
- BOQ Equipment Finance - acquisition of FleetPartners' portfolio of heavy commercial vehicle operating leases
- Toll Group - private placement in the United States of US$275 million notes
- VTB Capital (Singapore) - US-dollar loan facility to a New Zealand milk processor
- Tuaropaki Power Co - restructuring of funding for geothermal power plant
- Matariki Forests - restructuring of syndicated loan facility
- Goldman Sachs JBWere - funding for acquisition of Tyco Electrical's business in Australia and New Zealand
- Stella Group - restructuring of funding for New Zealand travel business
- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) - agreement to lease two Boeing B777-319ER aircraft to Air New Zealand
- Pacific Blue Airlines (NZ) - various aircraft leasing arrangements
- Auckland City Council - public private partnership for the Vector Arena, DBOO project for the Material Recovery Facility, funding contributions for the ASB Stand at Eden Park and recyclables collection contracts and tripartite agreements
- North Shore City Council - refuse collection packaging supply contracts
- Banking and Financial Services Law Association - Member
- Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand - Member
- Institute of Financial Professionals NZ Inc - Member