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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
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com

Miriam Andrews

Tel:
Work +64 9 363 0638
Email:
Web:
www.buddlefindlay.com/
Buddle Findlay

Work Department

Banking and finance

Position

Partner. Specialises in banking and finance (with a focus on agribusiness, acquisition finance and property finance), loan and asset sale and purchase, mortgage backed securitisations, insolvency and corporate restructurings and cross border lending. For details about Miriam's work highlights see here - www.buddlefindlay.com/people/miriam-andrews.

Career

Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at an international capital management company focusing primarily on portfolio acquisitions, structured finance, mezzanine finance and property development. Miriam spent three years in the global loans and restructuring team at Allen & Overy in London followed by five years in the structured finance team at Lehman Brothers in London, including several years assisting the administrators of Lehman Brothers in working out Lehman's residential mortgage positions. Miriam has legal and commercial expertise in securitisation, property financing, asset sale and purchase, restructuring, acquisition financing and warehouse financing. She has also advised lenders on cross-border lending and project finance transactions.

Education

• BA, LLB (Hons) (University of Auckland)
• Admitted New Zealand 2001
• Admitted England and Wales 2004


New Zealand

Banking and finance

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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