Senior Associate, Auckland

Ryan Ellis

Ryan Ellis (3)


Ryan specialises in corporate and commercial law.  He advises clients on a range of matters, including commercial contracts, procurement, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. 

Ryan has broad corporate and commercial experience, having worked in the corporate team at Herbert Smith Freehills in London and at Bell Gully in Auckland.

In addition to his private practice experience, Ryan has extensive in-house experience having previously worked in the legal teams at Woolworths New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and, prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Carters Building Supplies where he was General Counsel.

Work highlights

Advising Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

on the negotiation of a long-term agreement with Wellington City Council relating to the management and operation of Tākina, the Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

Advising Carters Building Supplies

on various corporate and commercial matters, including joint venture, supply and distribution agreements

Advising Westland Co-operative Dairy Company

on its strategic review in connection with its sale to Yili Group by way of scheme of arrangement

Advising Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

on the establishment of direct sales offices (and associated corporate structures) in growth markets such as Brazil, Mexico and Colombia

Advising Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

on various corporate and commercial matters, including the procurement of raw materials, components, equipment, design services and logistics/warehousing services

Advising Woolworths

on a range of commercial projects, including the launch of new products such as Onecard Visa, Countdown Insurance and Countdown Pharmacy

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


Lisette Hood

Partner, Auckland

Lisette specialises in corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial contracting, corporate governance and merge…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7037
  • M +64 27 220 5123