Corporate/Commercial Department

New Zealand
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Notable practitioners

Cathy Quinn continues to impress sources with her wealth of experience across a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. She regularly handles M&A, private equity and securities transactions on behalf of a broad range of leading private equity firms, banks and domestic corporates.

Interviewees report that Mark Forman is "very user-friendly" and a "good sounding board" who "looks beyond legal issues." He maintains a strong reputation for his work on high-value M&A and ECM transactions. "I trust Mark completely and I know that he thinks about issues deeply," says a client.

Mark Stuart enters the rankings after winning endorsements from market sources for his corporate law expertise. He often advises on business disposals, M&A and private equity transactions. Sources say that he is "unbelievably quick, and grasps complex business issues," going on to describe him as "a tireless, highly committed and well-rounded worker who will do whatever it takes."

Neil Millar receives recognition for his transactional expertise and is singled out by sources for his expertise in handling matters on behalf of private equity firms and start-up companies. Interviewees describe him as a "fantastic lawyer," adding: "The high calibre of the advice which we received from him was key to the deal's success."

Silvana Schenone rises in the rankings after winning praise from a range of sources for her work in public and private M&A matters. She frequently handles multi-jurisdictional transactions on behalf of both domestic and international clients. "She stands out for her fantastic reputation," report interviewees, adding: "She is commercial, understands what the issue is and proposes solutions that enable clients to fulfil business objectives."