Sam is a senior associate in Bell Gully's industry-leading banking and finance team. Sam advises on a wide variety of financing transactions including project finance, acquisition finance, property finance and general syndicated and bilateral lending.
Sam has acted for domestic and offshore financiers and borrowers including banks, institutional investors, private equity firms, sponsors and corporates. He is a well-respected lawyer who has demonstrated success across both banking and finance transactions and large aspects of corporate and commercial law.
Sam returned to New Zealand in 2020 following three years as a senior associate in Stibbe's banking and finance practice in Amsterdam. Prior to this he was a senior solicitor at a large New Zealand law firm where he completed secondments in Westpac banking group's institutional legal team and HSBC's legal team.
Auckland International Airport's banking group
Advised Auckland International Airport's banking group on amendments and extensions to the bank facilities in response to the potential impact of COVID-19 on the company's business.
A9 Badhoevedorp-Holendrecht PPP project financing
Advised the consortium led by Macquarie Capital on the €1 billion project financing of the expansion of the A9 road near Amstelveen in the Netherlands.
A24 Blankenburg connection PPP project financing
Advised the lenders on the €1 billion project financing of the new A24 Blankenburg highway connection near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
EIB investment in Allego
Advised the European Investment Bank on its quasi equity financing to Allego, a provider and operator of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Europe.
KPS acquisition financings
Advised the US-based private equity firm KPS Capital Partners on the local law financing aspects of a number of acquisitions, including the acquisition of TaylorMade Golf Company from adidas AG.
Kartesia mezzanine financing
Advised Kartesia on the mezzanine financing of Audax Energia's acquisition of MAIN Energie, an electricity and gas supplier in the Netherlands.
Advised a major New Zealand commercial property developer and investor on a range of financing arrangements, including its syndicated bank facilities, bond issuance and US private placement.