Tom van Schaik Tom van Schaik

Tom van Schaik

Senior Solicitor


Tom is experienced in debt capital markets issuances, corporate lending and structured finance, including sustainable finance.

He regularly advises issuers, trustees and arrangers on a broad range of capital market transactions by corporate, supranational, semi-government and agency issuers. Tom also has experience acting for lending syndicates and borrowers on a variety of transactions, from property and acquisition financing to developing sustainable debt programmes.

Recent highlights

  • Helping solarZero establish an innovative debt facility with New Zealand Green Investment Finance to fund the installation of solar panels on schools throughout New Zealand.
  • Advising corporate issuers on their wholesale and retail bond issuances, including Arvida Group on its inaugural NZ$125m retail bond.
  • Advised Precinct Properties on its offer of NZ$175m six year green bonds made under its Sustainable Debt Framework.
  • Assisted Centuria Capital on the debt funding for its healthcare, industrial and property funds, and its NZ$178m acquisition of the Visy Glass bottle manufacturing and distribution facility.
  • Advised NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board on its acquisition of New Zealand pathology business APHG, valued at approximately NZ$550m.
  • Advising on Kauri bond programmes and issuances for IFC, AIIB, NIB, MuniFin, Rentenbank and KBN, including Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB Bank) on its NZ$250m five year SDG Housing Bonds.
  • Advising non-bank lenders on their securitisation programmes and New Zealand lending regulations.


  • Member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ).

Tom's insights

See all insights

Assisting Oceania on sustainability-linked loan

We are pleased to have assisted retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare Limited with a $500m sustainability-linked loan, and with developing a sustainable finance framework.

Read more