Jennifer's experience includes advising on a variety of complex secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, investment grade and other corporate lending, refinancings and restructurings. She also provides regulatory advice in relation to consumer credit law and anti-money laundering. Jennifer acts for a number of public and private corporates, private equity sponsors and leading financial institution clients.
Jennifer's international experience includes three years practising in New York, most recently at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, during which time it was recognised by leading directories Chambers Global, IFLR and The Legal 500 as a leading banking and finance firm.
Prior to that, Jennifer received her Master of Laws at Columbia University School of Law in New York, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Jennifer also practised in London in the European finance department at Shearman & Sterling.
Jennifer is ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 for banking and finance. She is also ranked as an ‘Up and Coming’ partner for banking and finance in Chambers Asia Pacific 2023. She’s also recognised as a debt capital markets lawyer of the year in the Women in Business Law Awards APAC 2023 shortlist. Jennifer is highly ranked in the IFLR1000 2023 for her banking and finance work.
Jennifer contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2016 (Global Legal Group). She was also a finalist in the Women in Business Law Awards 2022 in the Debt Capital Markets and Financial Regulation Lawyer of the year categories.”
Advised The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company in connection with Spark’s NZ$100 million sustainability-linked bond (first in the market). Winner of “New Zealand Innovative Debt Deal of the Year” at the KangaNews Awards 2022.
Advised Westpac, MUFG and CBA in connection with Spark Finance’s sustainability linked loan agreements.
Advised The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company in connection with Avanti’s securitisation programme, including its various warehouse trusts and term out, most recently its NZ$250 million RMBS 2022-1 term transaction. Winner of “Securitisation Deal of the Year” at the KangaNews Awards 2022.
BNZ / T&G Global
Advised BNZ as agent and a syndicate of lenders in connection with T&G Global’s $180 million sustainability linked loan – the first in New Zealand in the horticulture sector.
ANZ / The Warehouse Group
Advised ANZ in connection with The Warehouse Group’s sustainability linked loan.
QIC acquisition of Evolution Healthcare
Advised ANZ (as agent) and a syndicate of lenders in connection with Queensland Investment Corporation’s acquisition of Evolution Healthcare.
ICG acquisition of Canopy Healthcare Group
Advised Westpac New Zealand as super senior financier in connection with ICG’s acquisition of Canopy Healthcare Group.
Advises Bluestone in connection with its New Zealand securitisation programme, including its various warehouse trusts, private placements and term out transactions.
Contact conversion to sustainability linked loans
Advised ANZ Bank New Zealand in connection with Contact's recent conversion of its existing loan facilities into sustainability linked loans.
Various Fletcher Building matters
Advised Fletcher Building on its syndicated bank facilities, US Private Placement programmes and capital note issuances.
Restaurant Brands New Zealand new global multi-currency facilities
Advised Restaurant Brands New Zealand on the establishment of new global multi-currency facilities across New Zealand, Australia and the United States.