DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Simpson Grierson

Corporate/Commercial

3 ranked lawyersBand 2New ZealandAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong department handling the full range of corporate matters on behalf of leading international and domestic companies. Houses a substantial offering of IPO, M&A, private equity and corporate restructuring knowledge, with experience in high-profile transactions across a wide range of industries. Often instructed by prominent funds, private equity firms and international corporates on inbound investment into New Zealand.

Strengths

The team is praised for its high level of service, one client commenting: "They're really good. I speak with them all the time and they're supportive, easy to deal with, quick to respond and really good to work with."

Another client adds: "The firm provides excellent service. It has knowledgeable staff and strong resources."

Work highlights

Acted for Finaccess Capital as the ultimate parent of the offeror in the partial takeover offer for up to 75% of the shares in Restaurant Brands.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Matthews is well liked by clients, one commenting: "He is timely, listens carefully to our goals and needs, provides clear advice and is very flexible and solutions-focused." He often advises in relation to corporate takeovers and acquisitions.

James Hawes is well regarded as an up-and-coming practitioner in the market. He has experience acting for clients on capital raisings, corporate takeovers and M&A transactions.

Michael Pollard frequently acts for clients on equity capital market matters and corporate transactions. "He's very good and bright," comments one client; "he is easy to get along with, has plenty of energy and is very responsive."

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Corporate/Commercial


Andrew Matthews
Up and Coming
James Hawes
Up and Coming
Michael Pollard
Band 2