Alan Lester

Alan Lester

Alan Lester

Special Counsel, Wellington

Finance

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T:+64 4 498 4959

M:+64 27 285 0160

E:alan.lester@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BA (Hons), Durham University

Admitted

1989, England and Wales; 1994, New Zealand

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

Alan specialises in corporate finance with a particular emphasis on capital markets, structured finance, institutional lending and derivatives work. His practice covers all aspects of banking, finance and debt securities work.

Alan regularly advises New Zealand banks, other domestic and international financial institutions and a range of corporates on matters relating to their financial products, funding programmes, derivatives and structured funding arrangements.

He has advised a number of banks and corporates on capital markets and fund raising transactions as well as provided guidance and advice to a range of domestic and international financial institutions on transactional banking services arrangements, payments and settlements issues and financial services regulatory matters.

Recent experience

Alan has advised:

  • Westpac Banking Corporation on a public offer of $400m Tier 2 regulatory capital debt securities under the new Financial Markets Conduct regime
  • Westpac New Zealand and Westpac Banking Corporation on the establishment, and ongoing maintenance, by Westpac New Zealand of a range of international and domestic capital markets programmes, including European Commercial Paper, Medium Term Note and Covered Bond Programmes and US Commercial Paper and Extendible Note Programmes together with various issues under them
  • Westpac New Zealand on the establishment and restructuring of various residential mortgage-backed securitisation arrangements
  • BNZ and National Australia Bank on public offers by BNZ Income Securities (BNZIS and BNZIS2) of Additional Tier 1 regulatory capital perpetual non-cumulative shares, worth just under $610m
  • Chorus on an issue of $300m of five-year, unsecured, unsubordinated fixed-rate bonds with oversubscriptions of up to another $100m, to a combination of institutional and New Zealand retail investors
  • ACC on all aspects of its substantial equity and debt investments into the NZ Transport Agency’s Transmission Gully Motorway Public Private Partnership (PPP), as a key project sponsor
  • on a full range of international and domestic capital markets programmes for major New Zealand banks and corporates (including SOEs), including European and US Commercial Paper and EMTN Programmes
  • on a range of institutional and corporate syndicated and bilateral debt facilities, bond programmes and US Private Placements
  • various domestic and offshore interests in respect of a range of ship and 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.
Debt capital markets; Finance; Financial services regulation

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Banks & financial institutions; China Desk; Infrastructure; 中国业务团队

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