Nicole Xanthopol


Nicole is a banking and finance partner with 25 years’ experience in domestic and international markets. 

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Nicole specialises in complex structured financing transactions including acquisition financing, debt capital markets, projects, restructuring, demergers, property and retirement village developments.

She also advises on structuring, financial services regulation, receivables financing, trade finance, consumer finance and product development.

Clients include domestic and international banks, corporates, and corporate trustees.

Nicole is ranked in her specialty areas by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, the Asia Pacific Legal 500, and Best Lawyers.

Before joining Webb Henderson, Nicole was a partner at Linklaters LLP, London and at another New Zealand firm.

Nicole was first admitted to practice in 1994. She is admitted to practice in New Zealand and England & Wales.

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Nicole’s experience includes advising:

  • an international bank as mezzanine lender in relation to a complex distressed financing
  • ANZ Australia (alongside Australian advisers) in relation to acquisition financing for Integral Diagnostic’s purchase of four New Zealand radiology businesses
  • a New Zealand registered bank in relation to several development and acquisition financings
  • a New Zealand registered bank on its $1 billion debt capital markets programme
  • Public Trust in relation to debt issues for Kiwi Property, Investore, Goodman Property, and Christchurch City Holdings Limited
  • ANZ on a number of retirement village development facilities
  • Westpac on the partial demerger of the institutional banking business of WBC, NZ branch to Westpac New Zealand Limited
  • New Zealand registered banks on new product development, including derivatives, trade and receivables financing
  • Auckland Council in relation to its $1 billion syndicated credit facility, $500 million commercial paper programme and $500 million medium term note programme
  • Capio Healthcare in relation to financing its takeover bid for Community Hospitals Group plc, and other facilities
  • the arrangers of facilities for Xstrata (now merged with Glencore) for several years, from its initial listing on the London and Swiss exchanges through its acquisitions of mineral and mining assets in The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and Australia
  • Stodir in relation to a GBP325 million syndicated leveraged facility to fund a takeover bid for Inspired Gaming PLC
  • JPMorgan in relation to syndicated leveraged facilities totalling Euro1.1billion for EQT and Symrise GmbH to acquire Dragoco Gerberding and Haarman & Reimer using a funding structure including several German partnerships, structural subordination and taking security in 15 jurisdictions
  • Barclays in relation to the Euro 900 million refinancing of ISAB Energy’s power station in Italy involving several layers of debt
  • Barclays in relation to a series of PPPs with Jarvis PLC as sponsor to construct, refurbish and maintain 20 schools
  • Barclays in relation to facilities totalling GBP 500 million to fund construction by Lend Lease of two retail shopping centres, including a receivables purchase structure
  • National Grid PLC, Legal and General, Wincanton PLC and other corporates in relation to their syndicated and bilateral facilities
  • local law aspects of two confidential bank rescue financings, one German bank and one English bank, involving complex structures and regulatory requirements
  • UK registered banks in relation to complex tax structured transactions of GBP 500 million to GBP 1 billion each, including broken repos, credit-linked facilities, preference share issues, put and call options, bespoke derivatives and set-off arrangements.