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Anthony Harper

LEVEL 6, CHORUS HOUSE, 66 WYNDHAM STREET, AUCKLAND 1140, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6400
Fax:
Fax +64 9 920 9599
Email:
Web:
www.anthonyharper.co.nz
Auckland, Christchurch

Grant Goldsmith

Tel:
Work +64 9 920 6477
Email:
Anthony Harper

Work Department

Banking and Finance

Position

Partner - Banking and Finance

Career

Grant has advised borrowers and financial institutions on a wide range of financing matters, including leveraged finance, project and property finance and structured finance transactions. He has a particular expertise in property finance, sponsor backed acquisition finance and syndicated corporate facilities.

In 2015's Asia Pacific Legal 500 he is described as 'a calm but strong negotiator, able to focus on the core issues'. He is also recommended in the 2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 Directory. In the 2016 Chambers and Partners Directory, Grant is noted for the depth of his expertise, particularly acting for banks on real estate finance matters. He is described as 'a tremendously good practitioner who is adept at giving advice in plain English' and that he is 'personable, pragmatic and very commercial.'

He was also recognised as a "Leading Lawyer" in the 2017 Asialaw Directory.

Languages

English

Education

University of Auckland LLB (Hons)


New Zealand

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Grant Goldsmith - Anthony Harper

Within: Banking and finance

Anthony Harper is ‚Äėquick to respond, has good business acumen and is highly commercial‚Äô. Christchurch-based team head Nigel Oliver ‚Äėhas clear and insightful knowledge and pre-empts issues before they arise‚Äô. Clients also recommend Auckland-based partner Grant Goldsmith, who is ‚Äėhardworking and commercial by nature‚Äô, and associate Pip Breitmeyer in Christchurch, who ‚Äėdoes a lot of heavy lifting and makescomplex legal issues easy to understand‚Äô. The team advised the statutory supervisor of Summerset Holdings on restructuring NZ$600m in syndicated facilities. Another highlight saw Goldsmith act for ASB Bank in the NZ$220m financing of the purchase of the Millennium Centre, which is one of the largest office building acquisitions in the country‚Äôs history. Oliver‚Äôs key transactions included the NZ$67m refinancing of client Hilton Haulage Limited following the company‚Äôs restructuring after a significant investment by Ngai Tahu.

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