Irini Buchanan Sigalas

Irini Buchanan-Sigalas


I am an associate in the Corporate/Commercial team at Glaister Ennor. I specialise in providing advice and support on commercial and property matters across a wide range of areas from transactional banking and security matters to commercial and residential property matters.

I will assist you with your with commercial and property transactions i.e. buying, selling and leasing of property, personal and commercial banking matters and assistance with documenting and completing lending transactions for small to large lenders – practical advice in a time efficient manner.

I studied at Auckland University completing my law degree. I became a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, a solicitor at Buddle Findlay and worked in an overseas practice as foreign qualified lawyer in London and Guernsey.
I provide my clients with practical advice in a timely and efficient manner. I enjoy working with my clients to complete the task at hand and address any potential issues along the way.

I have;

  • Acted for international banks and high net worth individuals on a variety of asset financing, including the financing of corporate jets, general bank lending and real estate financing.
  • Drafted and negotiated loan agreements and security documentation for asset finance, real estate finance, trade and receivables finance transactions. Most of the team's work was international, which included co-ordinating with overseas lawyers often in several jurisdictions.
  • Advised on several due diligence matters for NZ, UK and HK based clients in relation to the acquisition of property and the take- over of commercial entities including the high level review of legal, accounting and regulatory issues in relation to such acquisitions.
  • Advised on regulatory issues for debt and equity providers in relation to compliance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act and Financial Service Providers Act.

Given my wide breadth of experience and understanding of various areas of the law, I am confident I will be able to deliver excellent outcomes for my clients.

Area of Expertise

Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial



Contact Details

DDI: +64 9 914 3500
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