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Michael advises on a wide range of finance, commercial and restructuring and insolvency matters.

He was the lead lawyer in two of New Zealand’s largest ever receiverships.


Michael has extensive experience in banking and finance, on both the bank and borrower sides.


Michael also provides advice to corporate trustees and public security issuers on a variety of debt and managed funds issues.  He is well versed in capital raisings and in business sales and purchases.


He has been recognised as a leading lawyer by independent legal directories Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500, IFLR1000, and the PLC Which Lawyer directory.


Areas of Expertise​​

Michael has acted

  • As principal legal advisor on the receivership of South Canterbury Finance Limited, the largest receivership in the history of New Zealand

  • As principal legal advisor for the receivers of Bridgecorp Finance Limited

  • For the majority of New Zealand’s banks on a multitude of financing transactions, including syndicated facilities and acquisition financing

  • For a Japanese creditor in relation to two aircraft company receiverships in New Zealand

  • For a number of corporate trustee companies in relation to debt facilities and bond and note issues, including Public Trust on the Precinct Properties Limited bond and USPP issues, and the Dorchester Pacific Limited bond issue

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

  • Member of RITANZ

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 869 3949

Mobile: +64 27 474 5212


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