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 Nestlé Health Science

on its conditional transaction to acquire The Better Health Company (which includes the brands GO Healthy and Egmont Honey)

Advising Infratil

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

Advising Contact Energy

on its successful NZ$225m issuance of green capital bonds

Advising Vodafone New Zealand

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

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

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…

  • 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