Steve specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years' experience.
Steve has broad experience in M&A, capital raising, joint ventures, limited partnerships and complex commercial contracts. He is also an expert in emissions trading.
His clients include listed companies, large unlisted businesses, public sector entities and high growth tech companies.
Steve has completed executive education courses in M&A and corporate finance at Melbourne Business School, and venture capital at University of California, Berkeley.
"Steve Nightingale is highly respected for his work in the technology sphere and has extensive experience in acting for both government and private clients."
Chambers and Partners
- Recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and IFLR1000
- Active angel investor and member of Angel HQ
- Member of the New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and the Institute of Directors
Advised Infratil and Brookfield
on their $3.4b deal to acquire Vodafone NZ (currently conditional on regulatory approvals)
Advised on establishment of DrylandCarbon fund
Advised investment banking firm Lewis Tucker on setting up the fund and investments from Air New Zealand, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy and Z Energy
on its takeover offer (with Mercury) for Tilt Renewables
Advised a bidder for Shell's
c.$1bn upstream oil and gas assets in New Zealand
on its NZ$238m blocktrade disposal of 19.9% of Metlifecare (NZX/ASX listed)
Advised Steel & Tube
on its c.NZ$80m acquisition programme including acquisitions of CFDL, MSL, Aquaduct and Tata Steel Australasia