Partner

Auckland

+64 9 921 6074

Highly regarded

English


Bar admissions:

New Zealand

Jurisdictions:

New Zealand

Practice areas:

Banking
Restructuring and insolvency


Will has extensive experience across a range of finance matters, with a particular focus on acquisition financing, special situations and restructuring.

  • Acting for Optic Security Group Finance Limited as borrower in relation to senior and subordinated debt facilities raised in connection with the Optic Security Group roll up transaction.
  • Acting for the debt arrangers in relation to the refinance of facilities to First Gas Limited, including new acquisition facilities for the purchase of the Ahuroa and Rockgas assets
  • Acting for the senior creditors in respect of multiple restructuring transactions, including debt for equity swaps in respect of Yellow Pages, MediaWorks and Metroglass
  • Acting as NZ counsel for the senior lenders on the financing of Apax Partners’ NZ$2.6 billion takeover of Trade Me by way of  scheme of arrangement. 
  • Acting for the senior lenders in relation to Adamantem’s acquisition of Hellers Limited
  • Acting for various financiers on aircraft deliveries to Air New Zealand
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to the acquisition by Intellihub of Metrix (Mercury Energy’s metering business)

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Media

English

  • New Zealand

New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association / New Zealand Law Society (Auckland) / AVCAL (Australia)

  • LLB (Hons) BCom, University of Canterbury (1997)