Senior Associate, Auckland

Sarah McEwan



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.

Work highlights

Advising ANZ

(as Arranger and Joint Lead Manager) on various wholesale and retail debt capital markets transactions

Advising Vodafone

on its acquisition of Telstra's New Zealand business

Advising the Joint Lead Managers

and Bookrunners on the initial public offering of the Fonterra Shareholders Fund

Acting for Blackstone Group

on the acquisition by its private equity funds of the Burger King business in New Zealand

Advising Crown Fibre Holdings

a government owned investment vehicle, on the initial roll out of New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband initiative

Advising banks, other financial institutions and private equity funds

in relation to leveraged and acquisition finance for mergers and acquisitions


Alternate contacts

Simon Vodanovich

Simon Vodanovich

Partner, Auckland

Simon specialises in corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the laws relating to financial markets conduct. He advises on...

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Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions...

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  • M +64 21 818 142