Andrew is one of New Zealand’s leading banking and finance lawyers, and Simpson Grierson's Managing Partner.

He acts for domestic and offshore lenders and borrowers on all aspects of financing transactions. He also regularly acts for non-bank lenders and private equity sponsors on financing arrangements.

Andrew's expertise covers acquisition financings, corporate finance, special opportunities situations (including distressed debt acquisition), and other complex financing transactions.

Andrew is a member of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance; the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand; and the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024
Banking & Finance

Leading Lawyer

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2024
Banking & Finance

Leading Lawyer

Work Highlights

Acting for Adamantem Capital, Livingbridge, Mercury Capital, Archer Capital and Maui Capital on various acquisition financings and portfolio company financing arrangements.

Acting for Arena Investors, a US non-bank lender, on numerous property development loan facilities including the Kiwibuild underwrites.

Acting for the senior lender groups on numerous senior debt facilities including Tuatahi Fibre, Waste Management NZ and Gull NZ. 

Acting for various corporate borrowers on their senior debt facilities including NZX listed companies Port of Napier and Comvita.

Acting for Vocus Group and 2degrees mobile on their term loan B facilities. 

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