Senior Solicitor, Wellington

Fran Zhao

Fran Zhao Wellington


Fran specialises in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, corporate structuring and governance, and commercial contracts.

Fran is fluent in Mandarin has advised Asian organisations on corporate matters and investments in New Zealand.

Work highlights

Advising New Zealand and overseas clients

on high value M&A transactions

Advising NZX listed issuers and private companies

on offers of financial products for capital raising and regulatory compliance

Advising a range of clients

in relation to corporate structuring and governance

Advising on and negotiating various commercial contracts


Alternate contacts

Steve Nightingale

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


Renee Stiles

Renee Stiles

Partner, Wellington

Renee is a member of our Wellington corporate and commercial team, specialising in information and communication technology, corporate …

  • DDI +64 4 498 7308
  • M +64 21 722 990