Harmos Horton Lusk

Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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What the team is known for High-quality specialist M&A firm with a dedicated team of seasoned practitioners. Noted for its diversity of expertise and ability to handle complex transactions, assisting clients with M&A, joint ventures, securities mandates and capital raisings. Instructed on deals across a range of sectors, and particularly adept at advising on compliance with New Zealand's investment and finance regulations. Adept at advising on corporate governance and corporate governance issues.

Strengths Clients are particularly impressed with the team's service provision. One source notes: "I receive the standard of care, advice and professionalism I expect from any top law firm."

Another client praises the lawyers for their "incredible strategic abilities, outstanding legal knowledge and pragmatic approach."

Work highlights Advised Restaurant Brands on its NZD881.5 million 75% partial takeover by Finaccess Capital.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Harmos is a highly respected senior practitioner who is regularly entrusted to act on complex and high-value M&A transactions, as well as providing strategic corporate governance advice. "He is a hero and someone who also gets it right every single time," enthuses an impressed client.

Seasoned practitioner Greg Horton maintains a market-leading reputation for his role in complex M&A and capital markets transactions which often involve corporate compliance issues. "He is just top shelf," reports a client, adding: "He has incredible strategic abilities and outstanding legal knowledge, combined with a pragmatic and sensible approach."

Nathanael Starrenburg is a respected practitioner with a broad corporate law practice which spans M&A, corporate advisory mandates and capital markets transactions. One client praises his abilities, stating: "He's done an outstanding job in what was a difficult transaction, and has been pragmatic and commercial with it. He has a very good way of dealing with his clients and gets good results in his negotiations."

Tim Mitchelson enters the rankings after receiving extensive praise for his strong expertise in corporate law. His recent experience involves acting on M&A transactions, investments and corporate restructuring mandates.