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Anthony Harper
Level 9, Anthony Harper Tower
Worcester Boulevard
New Zealand

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Partner, Head of Practice | Banking and Finance


Nigel heads the Banking and Finance team and provides a wide range of advice to Anthony Harper’s banking and financial institution clients: including merger and acquisition finance, security sharing and security trust arrangements (both domestic and international), project finance, property finance and working capital facilities.

Nigel also advises non-bank deposit takers such as finance companies on all legal matters such as establishing a finance company to ongoing compliance and administering of a loan book. He is also involved with advising public companies, capital market fundraising and regulatory compliance. In particular, he is seen as a trusted advisor on many of New Zealand’s banking panels. In addition to his work for financial institutions Nigel advises the firm’s corporate clients on their dealings with financial institutions and debt raising transactions.

Nigel has had over 20 years’ legal experience, mostly acting for banks and other financial institutions and capital markets transactions.

Nigel is ranked as a Leading Individual in the 2019-2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guides.


Member of the Institute of Directors


LLB | University of Canterbury

Lawyer Rankings

New Zealand > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Nigel OliverAnthony Harper

Anthony Harper is recommended for its diverse corporate banking practice and its capabilities in property finance. The practice is also instructed by foreign firms on advice regarding lending in New Zealand and by New Zealand banks lending and taking security in other jurisdictions. Based in Christchurch, Nigel Oliver  routinely acts for borrowers and banks such as Westpac New Zealand and ASB Bank, on corporate, asset and property finance transactions. Crispin Vinnell and senior associate Pip Breitmeyer are the other key names in the South Island office. Grant Goldsmith is the lead partner in Auckland, with support from senior associate Alice Von Batenburg on leveraged finance, project and property finance and syndicated corporate facilities.