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Kevin is the firm's chairman and a corporate partner providing strategic advice on high-profile and complex transactions.

His practice includes advising on business acquisitions, takeovers, mergers, corporate structuring, contract negotiations, foreign investment, trade practices, and trusts. Kevin has extensive experience on major transactions including in the health, energy and transport sectors, and in public law (including public/private partnerships).

  • The International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers 2014 - Leading Lawyer
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Corporate/M&A 2013 - Leading Lawyer
  • Chambers Global Corporate/Commercial 2012 - Leading Lawyer
  • Asia Pacific Legal 500 Corporate/M&A 2011 - Leading Lawyer
  • IFLR1000 Mergers & Acquisitions 2010 - Leading Lawyer

Examples of Work

  • Yahua Group - investment in explosives
    manufacture in New Zealand
  • Solid Energy - acting on 2013 restructuring
  • Hirequip - acted on sale to Hirepool
  • Auckland Transport - advisor to the Board
  • Health Benefits - advising on the proposed national supply, laundry, and food contracts for the 20 DHBs
  • Westpac - corporate aspects of partial demerger of the institutional banking business of the New Zealand branch of Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Auckland Transition Agency - advisor on the restructure of Auckland local government entities
  • Smart Technologies - purchase of Next Holdings 
  • Eden Park - 2011 Rugby World Cup development
  • Toll - sale of the national rail business to the Crown
  • New Plymouth District Council - takeover of Tasman Farms
  • Rodney District Council - proposed toll road
  • Toll Holdings - takeover of TranzRail and Toll's subsequent takeover and compulsory acquisition of Toll New Zealand
  • Auckland City Council - Vector Arena Project

Other Credentials

  • Simpson Grierson - Chairman
  • Institute of Directors Auckland Division - Board member
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association - Member  
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