Partner, Auckland

Sarah McEwan

Sarah Mcewan (2)


Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law with a broad range of experience in capital markets and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions and complex commercial contracts.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Sarah worked as a transaction director in the capital markets and loan execution team of one of New Zealand's largest banks.  Sarah has also spent several years working at another large New Zealand law firm and in both private practice and in-house roles in London.

  • Rising star - Capital markets - Debt and Equity, IFLR1000 2022
  • Rising star - Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Asialaw Profiles 2021
  • Next generation partner - Legal 500

Work highlights

Advising Infratil

in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in diagnostic imaging provider Pacific Radiology Group

Advising Infratil and Brookfield

on their NZ$3.4b deal to acquire Vodafone NZ

Advising a bidder

for Shell's c.$1bn upstream oil and gas assets in New Zealand

Advising BurgerFuel

in relation to various listed company matters

Working with the BNZ DCM team and the issuer

in connection with the Port of Tauranga NZ$100m five Year Fixed Rate Note Issue

Acting as New Zealand counsel

to arrangers and issuers (including Kauri issuers) on their respective global note programmes and the issue of securities under those programmes

Alternate contacts

Simon Vodanovich

Senior Consultant, Auckland

Simon specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), general corporate advice and the laws and rules regulating New Zealand’s capital m…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7032
  • M +64 21 612 810


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


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