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Anthony Staples

Anthony Staples

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Anthony’s specialist expertise is in commercial and banking and finance – retail financing matters in particular. A skilled negotiator, he acts for borrowers, banks, financial institutions and commercial counterparties.
Anthony advises on the preparation and negotiation of loan, security and priority documentation, as well as the acquisition and disposal of assets. As a highly experienced negotiator and drafter he finds clean solutions to complex commercial issues.

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Central North Island iwi forestry investment

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Central North Island iwi forestry investment

Central North Island iwi forestry investment

A consortium of Central North Island (CNI) iwi own 176,000 hectares of land, predominantly forested, as a result of a Treaty settlement.


Greenwood Roche acted for The Treasury on the settlement and establishment of the consortium structure and have now acted for the consortium in acquiring a significant share in the Kaingaroa Timberlands Limited forestry business from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. This is a co‑investment with the Fund, the Canadian Public Sector Pension Fund and a Harvard College investment entity.


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Tiwai Point Electricity

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Tiwai Point Electricity

Tiwai Point Electricity

New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point produces the world’s highest purity primary aluminium, contributing more than $600 million annually in export income for New Zealand.


Tiwai Point is New Zealand's largest single user of electricity by a very large margin and is an integral part of the electricity market and system – employing 800 people directly with a flow-on employment profile of over three thousand jobs.

Greenwood Roche advises New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter and Pacific Aluminium on all aspects of the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter electricity supply, including the 2013 and 2015 renegotiations with Meridian Energy.


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Westgate Town Centre development

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Westgate Town Centre development

With the ever increasing expansion of Auckland, Westgate is being transformed from a greenfields site into a Town Centre featuring significant large retail stores.


We are advising on joint venture agreements, the subdivision of the land, the financing of the development, the development of the lots, and the leasing of the lots to various large retail companies.


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World class science research teams

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World class science research teams

Victoria University recently acquired Callaghan Innovation’s carbohydrate chemistry and superconductivity and energy research teams, setting up the Ferrier Research Institute and the Robinson Research Institute.


Greenwood Roche advised Victoria University on most aspects of the transfer arrangements, including the relevant people, asset and liability transfers, extensive implementation and transitional arrangements, financial arrangements including treatment of funding contracts, specialist premises leasing and also associated joint venture arrangements and downstream acquisitions around particular research product and technology.


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MBIE’s social housing funding

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MBIE’s social housing funding

The Crown has a key initiative to increase social housing in various places around the country.


Greenwood Roche acted for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in relation to the negotiation of a complex tripartite funding arrangement with a social housing provider and its bank.


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Housing New Zealand’s housing maintenance contracts

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Housing New Zealand’s housing maintenance contracts

Housing New Zealand has recently entered into new contracts with housing maintenance providers.


Greenwood Roche acted for Housing New Zealand in relation to its housing maintenance contracts and associated trust accounting arrangements with the main contractors and their banks.


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Experience

Partner, Greenwood Roche 2007 –
Senior Lawyer, Greenwood Roche 2006 – 2007
Senior Associate, Buddle Findlay 2002 – 2006
Solicitor, Buddle Findlay 1998 – 2002
Solicitor, Westpac 1995 – 1998


Qualifications

LLB (Waikato)


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Anthony Staples

DDI: +64 4 494 8518

Mobile: +64 27 594 8518

Phone: +64 4 494 8500

Fax: +64 4 494 8501

Email: anthony@greenwoodroche.com

Email: anthony@greenwoodroch...


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Anthony is primarily based in Wellington.

Physical: Level 13
36 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Mail: PO Box 25501
Wellington 6146

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