Senior Associate, Wellington

Rupert Rouch

Rupert Rouch (1)


Rupert specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate advisory matters, including a particular focus on co-operative companies.  He has significant knowledge across all aspects of commercial law, with a wide-ranging background that includes tax, banking and finance, financial markets, and litigation matters.

Rupert re-joined Buddle Findlay in 2022 after spending a couple of years as a senior associate in another major New Zealand law firm.

Work highlights

Advising FountainVest

in its successful acquisition of the Ziwi pet food group

Advising DroneDeploy

in its successful acquisition of Rocos Global

Advising a number of private equity and listed clients

on their acquisitions of New Zealand businesses

Supporting MBIE

in its procurement of decommissioning services for the abandoned Tui gas field

Advising MBIE

on its COVID-19 vaccine purchase agreements

Assisting Zespri

in the design and implementation of its shareholder alignment project

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