Partner, Wellington

Rupert Rouch

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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 One New Zealand

(formerly Vodafone New Zealand) on the buyout of its JV partner Millennium Corp

Assisting Zespri

in the design and implementation of its shareholder alignment project

Advising Contact Energy

on its acquisition of Simply Energy

Advising Lewis Tucker

in the establishment of the Drylandcarbon Limited Partnership

Advising Pāmu

on its "Spring Sheep" sheep milk joint venture

Assisting Toyota New Zealand

on the implementation of its "Franchise of the Future" program

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


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


Sarah McEwan

Partner, Auckland

Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law with a broad range of experience in capital markets and securities transactions…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0792
  • M +64 21 453 506