DLA Piper New Zealand

Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for Broad corporate practice advising domestic and international clients on foreign investments, capital markets and joint ventures. Possesses strong cross-border capabilities, utilising expertise from around the globe through DLA's international network, while also offering a dedicated China practice. Provides particular expertise on deals in the agriculture, finance and insurance sectors. Handles work on behalf of a diverse client portfolio spanning multinational and listed companies, private equity firms and financial institutions.

Notable practitioners

Martin Thomson is sought after by international clients for his expertise in cross-border M&A and venture capital transactions. He is often active on behalf of private equity firms and clients from the life sciences, technology and agriculture sectors.

Martin Wiseman is described by one source as "an excellent corporate lawyer who is very committed to client service." He frequently handles private equity and M&A transactions, as well as assisting clients with joint ventures, corporate restructuring and commercial agreements. "He's an M&A specialist who knows how to provide a good commercial overlay and helps us out of complicated spots," appreciates a client.

According to clients, Reuben Woods is a "very pragmatic, responsive" and "highly regarded M&A lawyer" who "certainly does everything within his power for clients." He regularly handles M&A and venture capital transactions, as well as advising on capital raisings.