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Portrait of Sacha Judd

Sacha is a member of the corporate and commercial team and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, securities law and takeovers, including capital markets regulation, disclosure requirements, insider trading, market manipulation and financial adviser rules.

Recently, Sacha has acted for the joint lead managers on the initial public offers by Genesis Energy and Meridian Energy.  She has assisted Wynyard Group with its institutional placement and share purchase plan.

She acted for Olam International in its successful takeover of NZ Farming Systems Uruguay, and in relation to its cornerstone investment in Open Country Dairy.

She acted for Sky Television in its NZ$2.6b merger with INL, its acquisition of Prime Television, and its NZ$100 m and $200m bond issues.

Sacha acted for Z Energy on its NZ$147m bond issue in 2010, and its NZ$150m bond issue in 2011.

Sacha advised Suntory on the acquisition of Frucor Beverages, acted for Imanaka acquiring the assets of Cedenco Foods and has acted for Wellington International Airport and Kiwibank on bond issues.

She regularly provides advice to listed issuers such as Infratil, Wynyard Group, and New Image.

Sacha has a special interest in assisting early stage and high growth companies with establishment, shareholder arrangements and capital raising.  She has acted for Vend on successive capital raising rounds, and on its agreement with PayPal.  She acted for Yahoo! on its acquisition of Spreets.  She acted for Litmos on its acquisition by Callidus Software.  She continues to advise a number of young companies in the digital space, including Pushpay, Pocketsmith, TranscribeMe, Cadimage, Letterboxd, LittleLot, Timely, My Tours, Twingl, Wipster, OceanBrowser, GoVocab, Lil Regie and others.

Sacha spent three years in Hong Kong and Singapore working for Linklaters, advising on cross-border acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

Sacha is a member of the Institute of Directors, and of INFINZ.  She has lectured in securities regulation at the law faculty of the University of Auckland and was recently interviewed on helping clients adapt to the legislative changes of the Financial Markets Conduct Act.

  • LLB (Hons), BA University of Auckland
  • LLM University of London