Partner, Auckland

Lisette Hood



Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Lisette advises our international and national clients including Chevron Corp, Z Energy 2015 and GHD on transactional issues relevant to investment in New Zealand based assets, complex commercial supply agreements, regulatory compliance, corporate structuring and corporate governance.

She advises some of our key public sector clients including the University of Auckland, Panuku Development Auckland and Housing New Zealand on their commercial contracting requirements and processes, including various forms of procurement.

She is a member of the team that advises Auckland Council on its commercial contracting, procurement, ownership of council controlled organisations, strategic assets and capital projects.

Work highlights

Advising Chevron South Asia Holdings

on the sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy

Advising on the sale of the BCS Group to Daifuku of Japan

Advising Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Panuku Development Auckland

in relation to capital projects, community facility funding arrangements and grant funding agreements including in relation to the Housing for Older People Portfolio, Auckland Waterfront Theatre, the Sir Peter Blake Memorial and the Maritime Museum, Q Theatre and a wide range of other community facilities

Advising Z Energy 2015 (formerly Chevron New Zealand)

in connection with all its New Zealand legal requirements including its joint venture interests, significant commercial contracting, supply agreements with its retail network and the divestment of downstream retail assets

Advising CCH New Zealand

on its acquisition of the Acclipse business in New Zealand, Australia and India

Acting for DKSH

on its acquisition of Brandlines and FNZ Brands from companies controlled by Crescent Capital


Alternate contacts

David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

David specialises in corporate and commercial law.  His broad practice includes business acquisitions and divestments, joint ventures a...

  • DDI +64 9 363 0750
  • M +64 21 668 593


Nick Bragg

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


Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller

Senior Associate, Auckland

Catherine specialises in health and commercial law and advises a wide range of public and private sector clients. Catherine has...

  • DDI +64 9 353 2047
  • M +64 21 753 517