New Zealand Law Society - Buddle Findlay Associates promoted

Buddle Findlay Associates promoted

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Buddle Findlay has promoted eight Associates to Senior Associate.

Mark Davis is based in the Auckland office and specialises in banking and finance. He has a broad range of experience in advising lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border financings, with an emphasis on leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated lending and development and construction finance.

Brannavan Gnanalingam (Wellington) specialises in property, litigation, insolvency and debt recovery. He advises on large-scale property acquisitions, the negotiation of easements, licences, leases, sale and purchase agreements, and alienations of Māori land. 

Damien Steel-Baker (Wellington) specialises in commercial contracting and procurement, with a focus on technology, media and telecommunications. He advises on a wide range of complex transactions including cloud computing, software development and licensing.

Holly Hedley (Wellington) specialises in health, employment and privacy law. She advises on medico-legal matters, health information privacy, adverse events and health related litigation such as coronial investigations and judicial review. She also has a wide range of employment experience.

Rupert Rouch (Wellington) specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate advisory matters. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of commercial law and his background includes tax, banking and finance, financial markets, and litigation experience.

Amy Watson (Christchurch) specialises in property, public and local government law. She advises clients on a wide range of commercial and residential real estate transactions, local government and public law matters.

Scott Holdaway (Christchurch) specialises in property, local government law, and regulatory issues. He acts for various territorial authorities, central government and private entities on a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, developments, subdivisions and leases.

Tim Hayward (Christchurch) specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial and consumer law. He advises both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of lending and commercial transactions and has particular experience in statutory/regulatory compliance.