Ash is head of our national Corporate & Commercial Team and is a member of the firm's board of management. He specialises in domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, private securities offerings and complex joint venture arrangements. He also advises clients on a range of corporate governance issues, including shareholding arrangements and board matters.
Ash is experienced in all areas of insolvency and assists clients, lenders and other capital providers with insolvency processes, restructuring, accessing Government relief packages, equity capital raising, dispute management and refinancing / establishing debt facilities.
Ash has considerable sector specific experience in agriculture and primary industry, including apiculture, dairy, aquiculture and forestry transactions.
Ash was recognised in the NZ Lawyer Hot List in 2016
and is also recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
and Chambers Global 2020
. One client describes Ash as "a standout partner with whom we have developed deep trust and commitment. The value he adds is not only legal, but he is also able to understand the commercial rationale and cut to the issue quickly, solving it with pragmatism.”
"I am focused on achieving the outcomes that align with our client's commercial objectives and doing that in a pragmatic way."