Expertise

Mergers and acquisitions

Overview

As a leading New Zealand law firm, we deliver expert advice to local and international clients on large and complex domestic and cross-border transactions.  Our clients include listed issuers, private equity funds, private companies, banks and financial institutions and government agencies.

Our corporate lawyers have extensive experience advising on the full spectrum of corporate transactions. 

We deliver seamless transaction project management, drawing, as required, on specialist expertise from our experts in other teams including: banking and finance, intellectual property, technology, real estate, competition, environmental, tax and employment.  Our highly regarded public law team provides invaluable input into transactions with regulatory, economic or political dimensions.

We facilitate transactions that achieve our client’s corporate and strategic objectives.  We do this by providing high quality legal input into transaction structuring, due diligence, negotiation, and documentation and completion processes in a proactive, efficient and timely manner, and with our client’s objectives always at front of mind.

  • Tier 1, Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Ranked "Outstanding", Corporate/M&A - Asialaw Profiles
  • M&A Deal of the Year - 2015 New Zealand Law Awards


Work highlights

Advising Newell Brands

on its acquisition of Sistema

Advising Chevron

on the 2015 sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy, and on the sale of Chevron's shareholding in The New Zealand Refining Company

Advising ASX listed Caltex Australia

on its $340m acquisition of fuel operator Gull

Advising Adamantem Capital

on its acquisition of retirement village and aged care operator Heritage Lifecare

Advising GE

on the sale of GE Capital's New Zealand business

Advising Lyttelton Port Company

on the full takeover by CCHL

more

Our team

David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in corporate and commercial law.  His broad practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures a...

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  • M +64 21 668 593

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Frank Porter

Frank Porter

Partner, Auckland

Frank specialises in aviation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking, project finance and procurement. Frank advises local and...

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  • M +64 21 635 646

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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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Lisette Hood

Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge...

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Mark Odlin

Mark Odlin

Partner, Christchurch

Mark specialises in corporate and commercial law and advises on a range of financial, commercial and corporate law matters, including...

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  • M +64 21 753 769

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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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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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