We are not ourselves litigators, but we have plenty of experience in negotiating the resolution of contentious disputes. 


Where the courtroom is required, we routinely work with experienced and trusted barristers who can cost-effectively sub in as required.

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Between us, we are one of the most experienced insolvency and restructuring teams in New Zealand.  


Mike Whale is co-consulting editor of the leading textbook on insolvency law, Heath and Whale on Insolvency.  Mike Anderson and Jennifer Tunna have acted on many of the largest corporate collapses in recent times.  


Collectively, we have advised banks, secured and unsecured creditors, insolvency practitioners and directors in relation to all of the main corporate and personal insolvency regimes, and in relation to alternative compromise arrangements.  


We are each recognised by the main legal directories for our individual expertise in this area of law, and we are the only boutique insolvency and restructuring legal practice in the country.

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We have extensive experience in advising banks and borrowers on all manner of financing, refinancing and debt restructuring projects. 


We have been in the market for long enough to understand the impact of economic cycles for both lenders and borrowers, and the types of measures that can assist in turbulent times.  


We can act in relation to property and project finance, leveraged finance, syndicated financing transactions, working capital finance and mezzanine debt structures.  We also advise on public and private debt and equity financing and other related regulatory issues.


We provide practical and pragmatic advice to clients in relation to many of their commercial needs. 


We have experience with capital raising, privacy and data advice and various forms of commercial contracts including joint ventures, capital raising, sale and purchase of shares or assets, partnership and limited partnership formations, trusts, procurement and franchising.

We have a network of trusted barristers and solicitors who we can cost-effectively contract into a matter as required to make up a full service offering.

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