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Buddle Findlay

PWC TOWER, 188 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND 1010, NEW ZEALAND
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Work +64 9 358 2555
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Fax +64 9 358 2055
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Peter Owles

Tel:
Work + 64 9 358 7047
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Banking and finance

Position

Partner. Specialises in all aspects of banking and finance law, including infrastructure and project development, project and structured financing, public private partnerships, acquisition/leveraged finance, energy sector advice. For details about Peter's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/peter-owles.

Career

Peter is one of New Zealand's leading projects lawyers with expertise in project and infrastructure development and finance PPPs and energy sector transactions, particularly geothermal development. He is also recognised for securitisation and structured finance and leveraged and acquisition finance. Peter is listed in Law Business Research International Who's Who of Project Finance Laywers, Chambers and Partners, Asia Law Profiles, IFLR1000 and other international publications as a recognised banking and project finance specialist.

Member

• Member of the New Zealand co-ordinating committee of the Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association

Education

• LLB (Auckland University) 
• Admitted New Zealand 1988
• Admitted England and Wales 1991


New Zealand

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Owles - 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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Projects and resource management (including environment)

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Owles - Buddle Findlay

Within: Projects and resource management (including environment)

Buddle Findlay¬†is 'one of the top-tier performers in this area', according to one client. The firm brings together expertise in finance, construction, property, resource management, regulatory matters, taxation and corporate law in its advice to clients such as the Electricity Authority, Contact Energy and Auckland Council.¬†In Auckland, resource management expert Patrick Mulligan¬†is co-head of the resource management and environmental law practice and has more than 20 years' experience in litigation.¬†Jennifer Caldwell¬†has extensive experience as a specialist litigator in the Environment Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, and advises¬†Western Bay of Plenty District Council on planning matters. She worked with Mulligan to obtain consents for the East West Link project, acting on behalf of New Zealand Transport Agency. Auckland-based projects partner Peter Owles¬†recently advised Ormat Technologies as a contractor on a new geothermal generation facility at Ngawha.¬†In Wellington, environment and MńĀori law practice head Paul Beverley¬†and key partner David Allen¬†are recommended, as is¬†Alanya Limmer¬†in Christchurch.¬†Senior associate Frances Wedde¬†is a rising star.

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