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Ross Pennington

Ross Pennington


M:+64 27 442 2161

T:+64 9 357 9030


F:+64 9 357 9099



LLM (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington


1997 New Zealand, 2002 State of California, USA


Ross is a leading capital markets, banking and structured finance lawyer. 

He has helped develop new markets, including the Kauri Bond market, and advises a range of local and international issuers and arrangers.  He also advises on derivatives transactions and documentation.

Ross is named as a leading lawyer in legal directories IFLR1000 2016, Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016. He is also listed in the International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers and is recognised in the Best Lawyers in New Zealand directory for Banking Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Structured Finance Law.  In 2013, he was awarded a Fellowship by the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).

Recent experience

Ross has advised:

  • on more than 20 retail bond issues in New Zealand (including transactions which won INFINZ Debt Deal of the Year in three of the past six years), including IAG, Auckland City, Manukau City, Auckland Airport, Rabobank, Credit Agricole, Goodman Property Trust, World Bank and Asian Development Bank

  • on syndicated, club and bilateral banking facilities

  • workout and restructuring transactions

  • numerous supranational issuers and financial institutions on wholesale fixed and floating rate bond issues off their EMTN and AMTN programme documents

  • on structured derivatives transactions as part of the government’s energy industry restructuring

  • a global ingredients supplier on its participation on the NZX dairy derivatives market and associated commercial arrangements

  • on asset-backed and derivatives-referenced investment products

  • on securities law compliance programmes and developing innovative investment products, and

  • local and international issuers on bank and insurance regulatory matters, including prudential supervision and capital raising.