Matt specialises in property, development and acquisition finance.  He qualified as a solicitor in the UK before making the move to Aotearoa and Simpson Grierson in 2019.

He acts for a number of major New Zealand banks as well as various overseas and domestic lenders on property and development finance deals. Matt has also acted on a number of major acquisition finance deals in the New Zealand market since his arrival at Simpson Grierson. 

As well as his lender facing work, Matt has assisted a number of borrower clients in achieving their financing goals.

Work Highlights

Vocus Group

Acting in connection with its acquisition of the 2Degrees Group and merger with Orcon.

Arena Investors, LP

Represents Arena Investors, LP and related funds in connection with numerous kiwibuild, residential and commercial property development financing.

Club Funding Arrangements

Advising a leading New Zealand based property and development company in relation to its club funding arrangements.

Shinsei Bank Limited

Acting for Shinsei Bank Limited, a Japanese registered bank, in relation to its purchase of UDC Finance Limited.

Westpac New Zealand Limited

Regularly advises Westpac on financing transactions in the New Zealand market.

ASB Bank Limited

Advising the commercial and property finance teams on various lending transactions.

Areas of Expertise

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