Zac is a senior associate in Bell Gully's market-leading financial services team. He advises on domestic and international banking and capital markets transactions including structured, acquisition, infrastructure, project, corporate and leveraged financings and on the regulation of financial products, services and markets in New Zealand.
Zac returned to Bell Gully in early 2021, following stints at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and Allens Linklaters in Sydney (with a secondment to Linklaters London). During his time at Allens, he advised on a number of high profile infrastructure acquisitions including advising Global Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of a minority stake from Shell in the Queensland Curtis LNG Common Facilities for AU$3.3bn and First State Super (now Aware Super) on the financing for its AU$2.86bn acquisition of a concession to operate the Victorian Land Registry Service.
In 2016, Zac graduated from the New York University School of Law with a Master of Laws. He was a Dean's Graduate Award Scholar as well as an International Finance and Development Fellow.
During his previous time at Bell Gully, Zac advised a number of the firm's key clients including Contact Energy and the New Zealand Government on the IPO of Meridian Energy.
Global Infrastructure Partners
Advised Global Infrastructure Partners on its AU$3.3 billion acquisition from Shell of a minority stake in the Queensland Curtis LNG Common Facilities.
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
Advised Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners in connection with the €730 million holdco financing underwritten by Goldman Sachs in connection with its €2.3 billion acquisition of a minority stake in Altice International's Portuguese fibre to the home network.
First State Investments
Advised First State Investments in connection with the €455 million holdco financing underwritten by Santander in connection with its acquisition of a minority stake in MVV Energie AG from EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and RheinEnergie AG.
Advised Goldman Sachs as underwriter and arranger of an AU$250 million institutional term loan facility provided to the Port of Darwin.
Lenders for Kwinana Waste to Energy Facility
Advised Lenders in connection with the AU$400 million project financing of the Kwinana Waste to Energy Facility (awarded Project Finance International Clean Energy Deal of the Year in 2018 and the first utility scale waste-to-energy facility in Australia).
First State Superannuation Scheme
Advised First State Superannuation Scheme on the AU$1.6 billion of underwritten financing for its successful bid in the privatisation of the Victorian land titles and registry office.
New Zealand Government
Advised the New Zealand Government on its NZ$1.9 billion partial privatisation and initial public offering of Meridian Energy.
Advised Contact Energy on the NZ$1.8 billion sell-down by Origin Energy of its 53% stake in Contact Energy.
Advised Contact Energy on an NZ$150 million retail bond offering.