Dickson has a particular focus on debt and other financial markets transactions, and also advises clients on a broad range of banking and financial regulation matters.
Dickson joined Chapman Tripp in 2016 from global law firm Clifford Chance, having previously worked in their Singapore and New York offices on debt and equity capital markets transactions including EMTN and commercial paper programmes, perpetual bonds, rights issuances and initial public offerings.
Dickson is recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2018 Capital Markets: Debt and Equity. He speaks and writes Mandarin.
Dickson has advised on:
- structured issuances including on Precinct’s NZ$150m subordinated convertible notes, a capital notes private placement by a large New Zealand corporate and RESIMAC on their rated mortgage-backed securities
- New Zealand retail fixed rate bond issuances including for Property For Industry Limited, Precinct and Spark
- Kauri programmes and issuances for IFC, KBN, KEXIM, Korea Development Bank, NIB and Rentenbank, among others, and various other wholesale bond issues into New Zealand from EMTN/AMTN documents
- international bond issuances for New Zealand incorporated issuers including Chorus’ EUR500m EMTN issuance, CCB’s inaugural USD CMU placement and ICBC’s Hong Kong CMU placements
- New Zealand debt programmes for domestic and offshore use including for Housing New Zealand, Toyota, Mercury, MUFG Bank, Bank of China, CCB, ICBC and TSB
- a range of other markets work including derivatives netting advice, central clearing issues, derivatives disclosure and licensing and various accounts receivable purchase programmes
- corporate and regulatory advice for New Zealand banks, and
- a broad range of corporate lending (for borrowers and lenders, including Chinese corporates) and structured finance matters.
During his time in Singapore and New York, Dickson worked on a broad range of international and domestic capital market issuances, with a focus on the debt capital markets.