Capital markets


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

Our team

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…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0636
  • M +64 21 888 812


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


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


Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience…

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


Sarah McEwan

Partner, Auckland

Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law with a broad range of experience in capital markets and securities transactions…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0792
  • M +64 21 453 506


Steve Nightingale

Partner, Wellington

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

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