LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), Partner
Phoebe Davies
Phoebe is a partner in the national Corporate & Commercial Team.  She advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial law, including overseas investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Phoebe acts for clients in a broad range of industry sectors with specialist knowledge in the agribusiness and consumer finance sectors.

In addition to Phoebe's New Zealand experience, she has worked for international firms in both London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom, and is qualified to practice law in both New Zealand and England & Wales.

"I use my legal knowledge along with a pragmatic commercial approach to help clients achieve their aims. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to international companies. Having spent nearly two years on secondment with a client I understand the pressures clients can face, how to try to resolve matters and provide options, rather than presenting obstacles."
Contact
Wynn Williams (Christchurch)
Level 5, Wynn Williams House,
47 Hereford Street,
Christchurch 8013,
New Zealand.

Specialities

Recent Projects

  • The following are examples of Phoebe's legal work whilst at Wynn Williams and other firms:
  • Advising a NZX listed client to ensure their consumer contracts comply with the CCCFA.
  • Working on a number of overseas investment office applications for the acquisition of sensitive land for kiwifruit orchards, apple orchards and dairy farms, along with exemption applications and variations to existing consents.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a number of dairy farms and orchards for an overseas investment fund.
  • Advising Heilongjiang Binxi Cattle Industry Co Limited on a takeover bid for Blue Sky Meats Limited in compliance with the New Zealand Takeovers Code, valued at approximately $25 million.
  • Advising on an international distribution agreement.
  • Assisting a start-up company on their shareholders’ agreement and terms and conditions of trade.
  • Acting on the acquisition of a chain of UK care homes, which included cross-jurisdictional elements, with a value of approximately $300 million.

Recent Articles

25/10/2019

Moving with the times

It always seems to be a rough road for the agri-sector. Recent years have seen it faced with drought, low milk prices and a change in government which has had severe knock on implications not only for overseas investors, but also for famers themselves. The banks are tightening their LVR requirements and some are looking to divest of certain agri-sectors all together.

Keep reading...


Memberships

  • Trustee of the Standardbred Recycling and Rehoming Canterbury Charitable Trust
  • Committee member of the British New Zealand Business Association (BNZBA)
  • Branch committee member of the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM)
  • Institute of Directors



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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609
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