Senior Associate, Auckland

Amy Goatley

Amy Cunniffe


Amy specialises in corporate and commercial law with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, restructuring, corporate governance and commercial contracting.

Amy is experienced in cross-border M&A, and acts for private equity investors, sovereign wealth and investment funds and large listed companies in this area including Adamantem Capital, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, Goldman Sachs Asian Special Situations and The Growth Fund (formerly Archer Capital Growth Funds).  Amy is also experienced in preparing applications to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) in connection with such M&A deals.

Amy has broad experience advising early-stage, high-growth companies, including in relation to capital raising, shareholder arrangements and commercial contracting, and has also acted for investors in such companies.

Amy has a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.

  • Recognised by IFLR1000 as a rising star lawyer for mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Named as a NZ Lawyer Rising Star for 2020

Work highlights

Advising Kinetic

on its acquisition of Go-Bus

Advising Adamantem Capital

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

Advising ASX listed Caltex Australia

on its $340m acquisition of fuel operator Gull

Advising PSP Investments

on its investments in the New Zealand dairy sector

Advising EastPack

on its capital restructure 

Advising One Republic

on the sale of its global travel e-commerce business to ASX listed Webjet for NZ$85m