Will Tipping

Will Tipping

Partner since 2007.

Areas of expertise.

– Banking & Finance
– Special Situations & Restructuring
– Structured Finance & Securitisation
– Private Equity & Venture Capital


LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Canterbury

International experience.

Clifford Chance (Hong Kong) 2001 – 2003


ddi: +64 9 921 6074
mob: +64 29 921 6074


Will has extensive experience across a range of banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition financing and special situations.

Will has been recognised by Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500, Asialaw and other directories as a leading lawyer in banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency

Recent Experience.

  • Acting for the senior lenders on the financing of Apax Partners’ NZ$2.6 billion takeover of Trade Me by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for the senior lenders in relation to Adamantem's acquisition of Hellers Limited.
  • Acting for various financiers on aircraft deliveries to Air New Zealand.
  • Acting for the lenders in relation to the acquisition by Intellihub of Metrix (Mercury Energy's metering business).
  • Acting for Optic Security Group Finance Limited as borrower in relation to senior and subordinated debt facilities raised in connection with the Optic Security Group roll up transaction.
  • Acting for the debt arrangers in relation to the refinance of facilities to First Gas Limited, including new acquisition facilities for the purchase of the Ahuroa and Rockgas assets
  • Acting for the senior creditors in respect of multiple restructuring transactions, including debt for equity swaps in respect of Yellow Pages, MediaWorks and Metroglass .