Recommended as a Leading Firm for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers and Partners directories, we deliver precision, excellence and accessibility.

The Team advises a broad range of local and international corporate clients including private equity funds and financial institutions, along with local authorities, family offices and entrepreneurs.

With a mounting portfolio of high-profile clients across a wide range of sectors, the Team’s reputation for providing sound strategic advice and exceptional technical capability in areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital is significant.

We also advise on all aspects of corporate affairs including company law, corporate governance, disputes with or between shareholders, directors’ duties and compliance.

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Recent Projects

  • Advising the shareholders of the Recreational Services Limited (RSL) on the sale of shares in RSL to a private equity sponsored Australasian business and the rollover of sale proceeds into that business.
  • Advising the shareholders of Thornhill Horticultural Contracting Limited (THC) in the sale of a majority stake in THC to Indevin Group and the ongoing shareholder arrangements.
  • Advising global broadcasting and production business NEP Group on its acquisition of Sky Network Television’s outside broadcasting assets.
  • Advising a NZX listed client to ensure their consumer contracts comply with the CCCFA.
  • Acting for the New Zealand Warriors on the sale of the club to an investment consortium made up of the Carlaw Heritage Trust and Autex Industries as part of a competitive bid process.
  • Assisting a number of large US-based companies to establish their businesses in New Zealand.
  • Preparing and advising on supply and distribution agreements for several manufacturers and exporters.
  • Advising clients on corporate structuring matters including preparing shareholder agreements and company constitutions.
  • Advised the managers on all aspects (corporate, finance, employment and property) of their management buy-out of Auldhouse, a division of Telecom/Gen-I, by way of asset purchase.
  • Acted for Downer Australia and Downer New Zealand on its sale of Spiire New Zealand Limited to Brown Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Calibre Group Limited).
  • Acts for ANZ New Zealand National Bank Limited in relation to financing transactions and recovery matters.
  • Provides ongoing advice to Downer Australia and New Zealand in relation to its group financing arrangements, including its public debt and listed shares.
  • Acts for De Lage Landen (Rabobank's equipment financing division) in relation to New Zealand financing and enforcement matters.
  • Advised the managers on all aspects (corporate, finance, employment and property) of their management buy-out of Auldhouse, a division of Telecom/Gen-I.
  • Acted for Pacific Recycling Group in respect to its purchase of the business of CMA Recycling Limited (out of administration).
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