Partner, Auckland

Lisette Hood

Lisette Hood (3)


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, GHD and Geneva Healthcare on transactional issues relevant to their 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 Auckland Council on their commercial contracting requirements and processes (including various forms of procurement), joint venture arrangements, transactional issues and capital projects.

  • Facilitator, Institute of Directors

Work highlights

Advising on the sale of Geneva Healthcare

to Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings

Advising Chevron South Asia Holdings

on the sale of Chevron New Zealand to Z Energy

Advising Auckland Council, Regional Facilities Auckland and Panuku Development Auckland

in relation to capital projects and joint ventures, community facility funding arrangements and grant funding agreements including in relation to the Haumaru Auckland joint venture, the 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 on the sale of the BCS Group to Daifuku of Japan

Advising CCH New Zealand

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

Alternate contacts

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland

David specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures…

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


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

Special Counsel, Auckland

Catherine specialises in health, education, privacy and commercial law. She advises a wide range of public and private sector clients…

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