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Murray King

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Bell Gully

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Financial Services.


Banking and finance, Debt capital markets, Acquisition finance, Securitisation, Private equity and venture capital, Project finance, Property finance


​​​​Murray has particular experience in acquisition financing and a well-established securitisation practice. Murray advises some of our leading corporate clients on their funding requirements including the Rank Group of companies, Fletcher Building, Mainfreight, Fisher & Paykel and Nuplex Industries as well as acting for a number of leading financial institutions such as ANZ, BNZ, BNP Paribas, Citibank and Goldman Sachs.

Murray's recent work includes advising Fisher and Paykel Finance on the establishment of the Q Card securitisation programme, advising a range of lenders on regulatory issues in connection with the amendment of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act, and advising Rank Group on the refinancing of its senior, syndicated debt facility.

Admitted - 1991 New Zealand International Career: Allen & Overy, London 1995-1997.


Member of the New Zealand chapter of the Australian Securitisation Forum


BCom, University of Auckland LLB(Hons), University of Auckland.

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Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Murray King - Bell Gully

Within: Banking and finance

Bell Gully is 'first class and has an exceptionally strong finance team that is commercial and responsive, and provides fantastic service'. 'The advice is always spot on, every time', remarks one client. Derivatives and structured finance partner David Craig in Wellington leads the practice, which calls on experienced partners in Auckland, including securitisation expert Murray King (who has 'unparalleled knowledge of the law and years of experience at the top'), debt restructuring specialist David McPherson (who is 'always very responsive and can turn his mind to any type of deal'), and special counsel Liz Lim (who handles both debt and equity funding matters). Lim and associate Fran Burley are 'excellent assets to the practice; both have great commercial acumen'. In Wellington, Hugh Kettle advises on major infrastructure projects and finance transactions, including property finance project finance, acquisition finance and the sale and purchase of debt portfolios. The firm's highlights in 2017 included advising Fletcher Building on a NZ$750m fundraising through an underwritten offer to shareholders, and acting for HNA Group in the financing of its NZ$660m acquisition of UDC Finance from ANZ Bank.

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