Daniel Meikle

Daniel Meikle

Partner since 2011.

Areas of expertise.

– Structured Finance
– Banking & Finance
– Special Situations & Restructuring
– Financial Services Regulation
– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Capital Markets


LLB (Hons), BCom, BA, University of Auckland

International experience.

Linklaters (London) 2006 – 2008


ddi: +64 9 921 6015
mob: +64 29 921 6015


Dan is recognised by the International Financial Law Review as a notable practitioner and has been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500.  Dan has also been named as the New Zealand winner in the category of securities & structured finance in the International Client Choice Guide. Dan advised the senior financier Pepper Money’s acquisition of HSBC NZ’s residential mortgage portfolio for circa NZ$1.4bn in 2023.


  • New Zealand and offshore financiers in relation to the provision of stapled securitisation warehouse finance to UDC to support the acquisition of UDC by Shinsei in 2020 (non-bank finance).
  • Macquarie Group in relation to its NZ$220m acquisition and financing of the long-term concession to operate SkyCity’s Auckland car parks (projects and real estate).
  • Offshore financiers in relation to the securitisation financing provided to SG Fleet in relation to its acquisition of Leaseplan (non-bank finance).
  • KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank on its acquisition of GE Capital’s A$8bn consumer finance business, and Bain Capital and Deutsche Bank on the acquisition of GE Capital’s commercial finance portfolio (non-bank finance).
  • Latitude Financial Services on the establishment of its New Zealand Credit Card Master Trust securitisation programme (including the Series 2018-1 issuance).
  • Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank as mezzanine funders in relation to the acquisition by Pepper of GE’s NZ$1bn New Zealand residential mortgage book in New Zealand (non-bank finance).
  • 2degrees in respect of all major corporate and finance transactions to 2022(telecommunications).
  • Financiers on the establishment of the MTF auto receivables securitisation programme, Bluestone on its New Zealand residential mortgage receivable programme and subsequent term outs under those programmes (non-bank finance).
  • New Zealand and offshore investors in relation to their investment into Australian securitisation warehouses (both asset finance and residential mortgages) (non-bank finance).