Special Counsel, Auckland

Benjamin Sutton

Benjamin Sutton


Benjamin specialises in corporate and commercial law.  He advises clients on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, restructuring, corporate governance, commercial contracting and cross-border matters.  He works with clients in various industries including FMCG, financial services, healthcare, agriculture and rural services, forestry, and manufacturing.

Benjamin regularly provides advice on company and limited partnership structuring, shareholder agreements, investment agreements, distribution agreements and research and development arrangements.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Benjamin worked for a London based UK firm, Charles Russell Speechlys.

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Work highlights

Advising ASX listed Caltex Australia

on its $340m acquisition of fuel operator Gull

Advising the Growth Fund

on numerous investments including Obex Medical, Norwest Productions, Plan B and Askin Performance Panels

Advising Plan B

on its acquisition of Solarix Networks

Advising Online Republic

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

Advising Goldman Sachs Asian Special Situations Group

on its investment in Evolution Healthcare

Advising TPG Specialty Lending Europe I

as financier to the acquisition by Nintex of Promapp

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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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