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Buddle Findlay

PWC TOWER, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 358 2555
Fax:
Fax +64 9 358 2055
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Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com

Paul Farrugia

Tel:
Work + 64 9 358 7042
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Banking and finance

Position

Partner. Specialises in banking and finance and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring and workouts, and development and construction finance. For details about Paul's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/paul-farrugia.

Career

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Paul worked in the banking and leveraged finance teams at Allen & Overy in London. Paul is the head of Buddle Findlay's financial services team. He provides general banking and finance advice for both lenders and borrowers as well as corporate and commercial advice for a number of major local and off-shore companies. Paul also acts for banks providing funding to entities within the agriculture sector (dairy, sheep and beef, kiwifruit and viticulture) and frequently acts on the funding of intensification and conversion projects in the dairying, drystock, kiwifruit, viticulture and other capital-intensive sectors across New Zealand as well as advising lenders on the provision of alternative funding options to agriculture sector borrowers.

Education

• LLB (Hons), BCom (University of Auckland)
• Admitted New Zealand 1999


New Zealand

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Paul Farrugia - Buddle Findlay

Within: Banking and finance

Buddle Findlay has 'a very, very strong finance practice, in which all of the partners are excellent in their own right and together make a formidable team'. One client notes that the firm is 'efficient and commercial in its approach and very good value for money'. The 'efficient, accurate and cost-effective' Paul Farrugia leads the team from Auckland, where key partners Miriam Andrews (who is 'a great asset - commercial, responsive and collaborative') and Peter Owles (who is 'exceptionally smart and a "go-to" person for any complex, structured transaction') are highly recommended. Farrugia and Andrews acted for Bank of New Zealand and ANZ Bank New Zealand in the provision of a NZ$100m syndicated loan to Xero Limited. Owles acted for ANZ Bank and a syndicate of banks in the restructuring of retirement village operator Summerset group's NZ$600m syndicated loans. Insolvency partners David Perry and Scott Abel also play key roles in the practice. New arrival from DLA Piper New Zealand Terence Ng brought his market-leading Asia practice to the firm in early 2018. 'One of the top senior associates in the market', Daniel Collins, joined from MinterEllisonRuddWatts. Simon Jensen in Wellington is president of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association.

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