Senior Associate, Auckland

Sarah Chin

Sarah Chin Auckland


Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, overseas investment, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

In addition to Sarah's transactional work, she also advises on a range of commercial contracts, including supply and manufacturing agreements, management and service agreements, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and various other commercial contracts.

Sarah also advises various offshore clients in relation to a broad range of commercial matters and investment in New Zealand, and regularly acts as New Zealand counsel on global transactions, including advising on all transaction matters and commercial legislation.

Work highlights

Advising the shareholders of early childcare operators Lollipops Educare

on its restructure and sale to Evolve Education Group (NZX listed)

Advising Lactalis Group

on its acquisition of a New Zealand based infant formula manufacturer and exporter in connection with its global acquisition of the business trading as, Nutritionals, including preparing and advising on an application to the Overseas Investment Office for the acquisition of significant business assets

Advising Constellation Software Inc. (TMX listed)

on its acquisition of Smartrak Systems Limited and Chameleon Technology

Advising Lotte Duty Free

on its acquisition of JR Duty Free NZ, including a post completion restructure

Advising Jonas Software (TMX listed)

on its acquisition of Magic Pulse (NZ) and Kitomba (AU)

Advising a Chinese corporation

in relation to its joint venture based in New Zealand for the production and manufacture of dairy based nutritional products


Alternate contacts

David Thomson

David Thomson

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

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

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