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 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 contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2016 (Global Legal Group).
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 (SLLs). The change to a sustainable format means Contact now has the largest group of bilateral SLLs in New Zealand.
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 facilitiesAdvised Restaurant Brands New Zealand on the establishment of new global multi-currency facilities across New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
BNZ agent and syndicate of lenders
Advised BNZ as agent and a syndicate of lenders on the refinancing of Turners & Growers multi-currency facilities.
Archer Capital on Archer's acquisition of NZP Holdings
Advised Archer Capital on Archer's acquisition of NZP Holdings, a pharmaceutical manufacturer with facilities in Palmerston North and the United Kingdom.
ASB Bank financing
Advised ASB Bank on the financing in connection with the acquisition by Magic Memories of the US based SharpShooter Imaging and Bay Cruise assets.