Cathryn Barber

Cathryn Barber

Cathryn Barber

Partner, Auckland

Finance

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T:+64 9 357 9025

M:+64 27 447 9163

E:cathryn.barber@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), University of Waikato  PGDipBus, University of Auckland

Admitted

2001, New Zealand

Cathryn specialises in banking and finance law.

Cathryn advises clients on a wide range of banking transactions and has a particular interest in corporate finance, syndications and property financing.

She also advises banks and receivers on the restructuring and enforcement of distressed assets.

Cathryn is recognised as a leading banking and finance lawyer in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016.

Recent experience

Cathryn has advised:

  • Precinct Properties on its $860m syndicated bank facilities, which will be used to help fund the upcoming development of a new 39-level office skyscraper known as Commercial Bay in Auckland, as well as on its retail bond issue and US private placement
  • Property for Industry on the refinance of its $375m syndicated bank facilities
  • NZME on its bilateral bank facilities which facilitated its demerger from APN News and Media
  • Willis Bond on its development funding for its Wynyard Central residential apartment projects at Wynyard Quarter in central Auckland and for a mixed social/private housing development in Takapuna
  • Westpac New Zealand on the funding package offered to the Hapori Connect Tauranga Consortium as part of its bid for the Tauranga Social Housing transaction
  • the syndicate of banks to Goodman Property Trust (GPT) on facility and security documentation including intercreditor security trust arrangements with GPT’s bondholders
  • Queenstown Airport on its new bilateral bank facilities
  • Evolution Healthcare on its acquisition funding for the purchase of Connor Healthcare, and
  • Mighty River Power (now Mercury) on its $300m oversubscribed capital bond issue and NZX Debt Market listing.
Debt capital markets; Finance; Restructuring & insolvency

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Banks & financial institutions; Construction & major projects

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