Rachel is a specialist banking and finance lawyer with experience in New Zealand and European markets.
Rachel's expertise include general lending and refinancing with a focus on property, development, acquisition and project finance transactions. Rachel also provides advice on restructuring and insolvency matters. She is very experienced in cross-border transactions.
Rachel is recognised as a rising star by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and NZ Lawyer 2021.
Property and development finance
- Rachel acts for lenders and borrowers on a range of property and development finance transactions, with particular expertise in the hotel sector.
- Rachel regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on syndicated and bi-lateral financings, trade and receivables financings and hedging arrangements. She has advised on a number of debt restructurings.
Acquisition and leveraged finance
- Rachel acts for lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors on a variety of acquisition finance transactions (including super-senior, senior and mezzanine structures). She has advised on one of the few New Zealand debt-funded public to private acquisitions by scheme of arrangement.
- Rachel has acted for sponsors and borrowers on financing a number of New Zealand's infrastructure projects.
Memberships And Affiliations
Rachel is a member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association and the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand.