Emma Sutcliffe

Emma Sutcliffe

Emma Sutcliffe

Partner, Wellington

Finance

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T:+64 4 498 6323

M:+64 27 294 9114

E:emma.sutcliffe@chapmantripp.com

Qualifications

BCA, LLB (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington

Admitted

2002, New Zealand

Emma specialises in corporate finance law advising banks, corporates, state-owned enterprises, and other entities.

Emma has particular experience in acquisition finance and debt capital markets, and has also advised a range of clients in relation to project finance transactions, syndicated and bilateral bank financing, structured finance transactions, ISDA agreements and personal property securities issues.

Emma is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2018.

Recent experience

Emma has advised:

  • Z Energy on the funding of its $785m acquisition of Chevron New Zealand’s downstream operations in New Zealand
  • Z Energy all aspects of its debt funding, including bank facilities, capital markets transactions and supplier working capital arrangements
  • Powerco on a range of financing matters, including bank facilities and capital markets transactions
  • the syndicate of lenders to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board on funding the acquisition of AMP Capital Property Portfolio’s assets in New Zealand, worth in excess of $1b
  • Chorus on its bank facilities and EMTN programme
  • ANZ, as lender and agent, in respect of facilities provided to Synlait Milk and Purata Farming (formerly Synlait Farms), including facilities for construction of a milk processing plant
  • AATS Group (SkyBus) on funding-related aspects of its acquisition of Airbus Holdings Limited and its subsidiary Airbus Express
  • major New Zealand banks on compliance with the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and Fair Trading Act
  • ASB Bank and ASB Finance in relation to a EMTN programme
  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council on its innovative public offer of NZX Debt Market listed perpetual preference shares in Quayside Holdings, and
  • the senior lenders to Affinity Equity Partners on the acquisition of Tegel Foods.
Debt capital markets; Finance; Financial services regulation; Restructuring & insolvency

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Banks & financial institutions

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