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Rachel Brown


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.

Corporate finance

  • 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.

Project finance

  • 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.