Banking and Finance


Auckland Finance Lawyers

McVeagh Fleming has extensive experience in advising lenders, borrowers and guarantors in all types of commercial transaction. Our expertise covers all areas of finance including corporate finance, project finance, property finance, trade finance, rural finance, revolving credit trade facilities, credit contracts, priority subordination and security sharing issues and the related law of guarantees.

Banking Lawyers

We act for and can give full legal support to all types of lenders including banks, financial institutions, credit contract providers and private lenders. We can assist all types of borrowers and guarantors with any agreements they enter into, whether they are getting finance for the purchase of a residential or commercial property, purchasing or funding a business or are otherwise requiring assistance with a finance, security or guarantee matter.

Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, Securities Law and Capital Raising

McVeagh Fleming has experts available to help your business consider its options in respect of raising funds, whether you are making fully regulated, wide reaching public offers under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (“FMCA”), or wish to make smaller private offers that are exempt in terms of the FMCA. We can help you ensure those offers comply with all applicable New Zealand legal requirements.

We assist our clients work out the best corporate or trust structures under which they can seek and obtain necessary funding and the terms on which those offers are made. We provide all related advice and draft all required documentation.

We advise on all forms of regulated offers including financial products or debt funding, capital raising and other equity issues, syndicated lending, unit trusts and other lending structures and platforms (such as peer to peer lending or crowd funding). We have specialists that can provide you with full legal assistance on all related matters in this heavily regulated area.

Finance Lawyers

We also provide full legal advice to financial advisers and financial providers under the Financial Advisers Act 2008 and Financial Service Providers (Registration and Disputes) Act 2008 and provide related advice to lenders and borrowers in respect of all forms of credit contracts and all related law, including the requirements of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and the Fair Trading Act 1986.

Whether you are structuring a financial institution, creating a financial product or contract, entering into a finance contract or have a problem with a contract you have entered into or need other legal or regulatory advice in this area, we can assist you.  

Foreign Investment in New Zealand

Our team is experienced in providing accurate and timely advice on investing in New Zealand property or businesses, to clients from around the globe.

McVeagh Fleming has connections with law firms all over the world as a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms.

We advise on investment using appropriate structures (whether companies, trusts or limited partnerships, or a combination), purchasing New Zealand companies or businesses, as well as investing in real estate in and around New Zealand.

We are experienced in providing advice on and assisting with the making of applications to the Overseas Investment Office for approval of land and business acquisitions by foreign investors – and in ensuring that your acquisitions comply with the Overseas Investment Act 2005.