Hayley leads the Firm’s national Corporate Advisory practice.
Hayley is considered a leading lawyer in New Zealand for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial contracting, and the market leader in New Zealand for equity crowdfunding. She was heavily involved in the policy phase of the securities legislation to give effect to equity crowdfunding in New Zealand and advises Snowball Effect - New Zealand's leading and first licensed equity crowdfunding platform.
She also has significant regulatory experience in the financial services sector and has assisted various national and international companies with their licensing, authorisation and compliance requirements in New Zealand.
Recognised for her strategic and commercial approach, Hayley was selected as the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) Future Director for 2020 and 2021. She has most recently been acknowledged in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 directory as “… an exceptional corporate and M&A partner who is responsive and delivers great service every time.”
Hayley is qualified to practice in New Zealand and England and Wales, having spent 8 years practising in London with leading international and US law firms.
"Understanding each client's business, and the individuals within it, to enable me to give truly valuable advice in a practical, commercial and efficient manner"