Ranked as one of the top banking practices in New Zealand
Nigel Oliver who is recommended for his 'insightful knowledge' and 'leading individuals' Grant Goldsmith and Crispin Vinnell are all ranked in the 2018 Asia Pacific Legal 500. The team are recognised in the Guide as 'quick to respond, has good business acumen and is highly commercial.' Grant, Nigel and Crispin are also ranked in the 2018 Chambers and Partners Directory.
"Extremely high intellectual skill level."
Our multi-disciplinary team has specialist knowledge acting for leading national and international banks and financial institutions and has helped advise them on many challenging deals. Examples of work are syndicated lending, bilateral lending, security sharing arrangements, project finance, acquisition finance (including management buyouts and buy-ins), negative pledge lending and mezzanine finance.
We tailor advice to foreign law firms, banks and institutions on New Zealand banking rules and transaction and governing law issues. We provide foreign law legal opinions concerning the enforceability of banking documents.
We are recognised for our industry-specific legal work, including property finance, leveraged finance, agriculture finance, maritime and shipping finance, irrigation schemes (including structuring and public issuer compliance), fisheries and aquaculture finance, aviation finance and retirement village funding.
We also provide a range of documentation, including precedent documents, and advise on legislative compliance, for example, the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003.
"They are very good, their service has not faltered, and they remain nimble and highly cost-effective."
Anthony Harper’s corporate clients prefer to work with us in their dealings with banks, recognising the significant benefits that come from working with lawyers who are experts in the banking and finance sector. Our advice covers all corporate finance matters from the establishment of new banking arrangements through to compliance, reporting, restructuring and refinancing.
Whether you are growing or transforming your business and seeking finance, dealing with a complex financial dispute or carrying out a merger or acquisition, we can provide specialist, trusted advice and assistance.
"They get the job done, and deliver the outcome the client wants, to the best of their abilities."
We have a dedicated debt recovery and security enforcement team. Their expertise includes reviewing the terms of outstanding debts, advising on the best enforcement procedures available and providing a cost-benefit analysis of debt enforcement strategies including court action where appropriate.
We act for receivers, liquidators, administrators and investigative accountants and advise on terms of appointment and indemnities, the trading prospects of a distressed business, liabilities of directors, security priority issues and the sale of distressed assets and businesses.