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.

  • Recognised by IFLR1000 as a women leader and highly regarded lawyer for capital markets
  • Next generation partner - Legal 500

Work highlights

Acting as target company counsel advising MHM Automation

on all aspects of its takeover by way of scheme of arrangement

Advising Nestlé Health Science

on its acquisition of The Better Health Company (which includes the brands GO Healthy and Egmont Honey)

Advising Infratil

on its initial takeover offer for Tilt Renewables, and subsequent sale of its majority shareholding in Tilt Renewables, which was undertaken by way of a NZ$3.24b scheme of arrangement

Assisting Contact Energy

with its wholesale and retail bond issues including its NZ$225m green capital bond (NZ debt market issue of the year - 2022 INFINZ awards)

Advising Infratil and Brookfield

on their original acquisition of One NZ (previously Vodafone New Zealand) for NZ$3.4b, together with advising Infratil on its subsequent buy-out of Brookfield's stake in One NZ

Advising One NZ (formerly Vodafone New Zealand)

on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in specialist cyber security and resilience business DEFEND