Experience

We have advised:

  • the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Construction Bank, two of the top five banks in the world, on the establishment of domestic funding programmes and debt issues into the New Zealand market
  • Solid Energy’s five major bank lenders in relation to Solid Energy’s $450m voluntary administration, the largest and most complicated voluntary administration in New Zealand history
  • Kiwibank on the replacement of its core banking system, a high priority project involving expenditure of approximately $100m over a five year period
  • major banks on the establishment of (and ongoing updates to) a full range of international and domestic capital markets programmes, including short and medium term funding programmes, covered bond programmes and the issuance of bank capital instruments
  • major banks and institutional investors on the financing of some of New Zealand’s largest and most complex and high value infrastructure projects and property developments
  • a number of large banks and wealth managers on their Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) licensing, compliance, documentation and governance in response to the implementation of the FMCA, a “once in a lifetime" rewrite of New Zealand’s securities laws, including debt and derivatives arrangements
  • the syndicate of lenders bank/and hedging banks and hedging banks to Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) on funding the $1b+ acquisition of AMP Capital Property Portfolio's assets in New Zealand
  • ANZ as lender on the financing of major developments including the $1b Westgate Town Centre development in Auckland and the $120m Five Mile retail and residential development in Queenstown
  • major bank and non-bank lenders on a range of market-leading securitisations and other complex asset-backed financings
  • domestic and international banks on the establishment of (and updates to) a wide range of corporate funding facilities
  • leading New Zealand investment banks on their involvement as arrangers and/or underwriters in a wide range of debt and equity capital markets transactions
  • a number of banks and other financial institutions on compliance requirements arising under Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act
  • major New Zealand banks on identifying and managing their obligations under offshore legislation including FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard for automatic exchange of financial account information, and
  • a wide range of foreign offerors of financial products and services on their compliance with New Zealand law, in particular their compliance with New Zealand’s securities, licensing and registration laws on the requirements of the Non-bank Deposit Takers Act, including how it affects foreign offerors of loans and deposits to persons in New Zealand.
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