Expertise

Capital markets and securities

Overview

We have an exceptional performance record in capital markets work, IPOs and debt offerings, acting for a range of participants including issuers, underwriters, lead managers, trustees and substantial shareholders. We have extensive expertise in advising on the full spectrum of capital raising structures.  We guide our clients expertly and efficiently over the legal hurdles to capital raising and listing in New Zealand. We also work seamlessly as part of an international team on securities offerings.

We are principal legal adviser to a number of listed entities in New Zealand and act for overseas entities with interests in local companies.

 

  • 2014 New Zealand Law Award: Capital Markets Deal of the Year - Meridian IPO


Work highlights

Advising Contact Energy

on its combined exchange and general offer retail bond issue

Advising Deutsche Bank AG New Zealand and Craigs Investment Partners, Goldman Sachs New Zealand and Macquarie Capital New Zealand

as joint lead managers of the Meridian Energy IPO

Advising Pushpay

on their NZX Alternative Market Listing

Advising UBS New Zealand

as lead manager of the Gentrack IPO

Advising Wynyard Group

on its corporate governance, commercial contracting, software licensing and distribution agreements and its upstream licensing arrangements

Advising SKY Television

on its NZ$100m retail bond offer

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Our team

Grant Dunn

Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London...

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  • M +64 21 888 812

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Jan Etwell

Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch

Jan specialises in banking and finance, commercial and company law. Her experience includes acting as instructing solicitor...

  • DDI +64 3 371 3514
  • M +64 21 655 604

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Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0769
  • M +64 21 818 142

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Peter Owles

Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter is a specialist in all aspects of banking and finance law, with over 25 years experience. As well as general banking and finance...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7047
  • M +64 21 750 509

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Simon Jensen

Simon Jensen

Partner, Wellington

Simon specialises in financial sector regulation, payments and clearing systems, and projects and advice for financial institutions...

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  • M +64 274 476 412

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Simon Vodanovich

Simon Vodanovich

Partner, Auckland

Simon specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the laws relating to financial markets conduct. He advises on...

  • DDI +64 9 358 7032
  • M +64 21 612 810

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Steve Nightingale

Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

Steve specialises in corporate law including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, limited partnerships...

  • DDI +64 4 498 7312
  • M +64 27 668 2832

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