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Senior Associate

Mace Gorringe



P+64 4 924 3513

M+64 22 162 9532

Mace Gorringe

Mace is a senior associate in the banking and finance group in Wellington, specialising in corporate recovery, capital restructuring, and insolvency law. 

Mace also has a broad financing practice, focussing on corporate, project, and local government matters.  He has significant experience in corporate law, debt capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in distressed asset transactions. 

Mace returned to New Zealand in 2018 after more than three years at Slaughter and May in London. Prior to that he worked at another large law firm in Auckland. 

He is a guest lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, teaching project finance law as part of Laws 391: Law of International Finance.

Examples of New Zealand Work

  • BDO, Grant Thornton, KordaMentha, KPMG and PwC - numerous insolvency and restructuring engagements, including receiverships, liquidations, and voluntary administrations
  • ASB, Kiwibank and Westpac - a range of restructuring and loan and security enforcement matters, with a particular interest in farm debt and the primary sector
  • Crown - advising DIA and the Treasury on the design and implementation of the Infrastructure Levy Model through the Infrastructure Funding and Finance Bill
  • LGFA’s shareholder council - advising on and implementing amendments to the LGFA local authority borrowing programme, including to enable accessions of council-controlled organisations
  • Local authorities - advising a large number of Councils and council-controlled organisations on loans, commercial paper programmes, projects, LGFA issuances, derivatives, consumer credit and all borrowing, lending and security requirements
  • Westpac - funding and structuring advice for multiple shared equity and papakāinga housing projects
  • ANZ, BNZ, MUFG and Westpac - around $1 billion of corporate facilities for Fulton Hogan
  • Westpac - corporate and acquisition facilities and security structuring advice across a broad range of industries and credit profiles
  • New Zealand Rugby Union - acquisition of part of the Blues Super Rugby Franchise
  • OceanaGold - granting an option to purchase and facilitating seed funding arrangements to Tasman Mining in connection with the Blackwater gold mine
  • Statutory supervisors - including advising Guardian Trust on Summerset’s debt issuance programme and Trustees Executors on Z Energy’s programme

Examples of English Work

  • Hibu group (formerly Yellow Pages) - capital reorganisation implemented by schemes of arrangement with the  total debt reduced by approximately £600 million and the maturity of PIK debt extended from 2024 to 2065
  • Premier Oil plc - successful restructuring of $3.8 billion in debt facilities, implemented by parallel schemes of arrangement
  • Shire plc - US$32 billion takeover of Baxalta Inc, part funded with $18 billion of syndicated bridge facilities and followed by a $12.1 billion SEC-registered debt offering
  • Tata Steel - €3.05 billion and US$1.5 billion of secured term loan and revolving credit facilities
  • INEOS Finance plc and INEOS US Finance LLC - US$625 million and €850 million of secured term loans
  • International Personal Finance plc - €1 billion medium term note programme

Other Credentials

  • Laws 391: Law of International Finance at Victoria University of Wellington - Guest lecturer on project finance