The Banking and Finance practice group suits people who are good communicators, logical thinkers and enjoy dynamic workflows. There are three broad arms to the work we do:
corporate finance (being counsel for lenders or corporate borrowers, whether for acquisition finance, project finance or general financing purposes);
debt capital markets (working for both corporate and public sector bond issuers); and
financial regulation advice (advising financial institutions on navigating New Zealand's financial regulatory landscape).
Other banking and finance-related work we get involved with are advising private credit funds, carrying out due diligence for finance-related M&A transactions, drafting consumer-facing loan documents for the banks and public sector clients, advising on, and drafting derivative contracts, and setting up securitisation structures.
We work for all the major banks, many NZX listed companies and several government entities. Seniors in the banking and finance team work hard to ensure juniors continue to develop their technical legal and client-facing skills – juniors have exposure to complex legal work, and play a critical role in major transactions, from the get-go, which enables us to come to work each day with a purpose.
Nathan Tse, Senior Solicitor