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Alan LesterAlan Lester

Alan Lester

Alan Lester

Special Counsel

M:+64 27 285 0160

T:+64 4 498 4959


F:+64 4 472 7111



BA (Hons), Durham University


1989 England and Wales, 1994 New Zealand


Alan's practice covers all aspects of banking, finance and debt securities work.

He specialises in bank financing; capital markets debt raising; and swaps and derivatives transactions.

Recent experience

Alan has advised:

  • BNZ and National Australia Bank on the public offer of BNZ Income Securities (BNZIS) of perpetual non-cumulative shares, worth just under NZ$450m.
  • Westpac New Zealand and Westpac Banking Corporation on the establishment by Westpac New Zealand of a full range of international and domestic capital markets programmes, including European Commercial Paper and Medium Term Note Programmes and US Commercial Paper and Extendible Note Programmes
  • Westpac New Zealand on the establishment and restructuring of various residential mortgage-backed securitisation arrangements
  • various domestic and offshore interests in respect of a range of fishing vessel sale and purchase and financing arrangements, and
  • on a range of institutional and corporate syndicated and bilateral debt facilities, bond programmes and US Private Placements.