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.
"Highly proactive, organised and commercial, and a pleasure to work with."
"Sarah is extremely knowledgeable and able to articulate complex legal issues into everyday language to enable the client to make informed decisions. Sarah is personable and fun to work with and her dedication is to be admired."
“Strong attention to detail and a pleasure to work with.”
- 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
Advising Nestlé Health Science
on its acquisition of The Better Health Company (which includes the brands GO Healthy and Egmont Honey)
in relation to 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 (New Zealand 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
in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in diagnostic imaging provider Pacific Radiology Group