Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Ferne Cheetham

Ferne Cheetham (1)



Ferne specialises in corporate law and has a range of experience advising on M&A, capital raising, joint ventures, limited partnerships, employee equity and incentive schemes, and general corporate advisory matters.

Ferne joined Buddle Findlay in 2021 after several years at a Big Four firm and has a background in tax. 

Work highlights

Advising Toyota New Zealand

on corporate and commercial matters

Assisting with various corporate matters

arising from the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Advising numerous clients on bespoke joint venture arrangements

and documenting the same including for Westpower and Wellington UniVentures

Advising on venture capital fund raises

 including for MOBI HQ

Assisting several growth companies

with design and implementation of employee equity and incentive schemes

Alternate contacts

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


Rupert Rouch

Partner, Wellington

Rupert specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate advisory matters, including a particular focus on…

  • DDI +64 4 462 0939
  • M +64 21 662 159