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Senior commercial lawyer Catherine Shirley-Brown joins Simpson Grierson

October 16, 2018


Partners Cath Shirley-Brown, Anne Callinan

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Simpson Grierson is pleased to announce the appointment of senior lawyer Catherine Shirley-Brown as a partner in its Wellington office.

Shirley-Brown was based in London prior to joining Simpson Grierson, including the last six years as partner at leading international firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Simpson Grierson Chair Anne Callinan says the firm is extremely pleased to have a lawyer of Shirley-Brown’s calibre join the team.

“Cath is a fantastic addition to our Wellington office, and adds to the depth of expertise we have in acting for clients on M&A, private equity, and general corporate and commercial transactions.”

Shirley-Brown joins the firm's Wellington commercial law team. She has a particular focus on cross border M&A and transactions involving financial sponsors, and brings considerable experience advising businesses across a range of industries, including real estate, infrastructure, retail, energy, IT and finance.

“It’s exciting to be back in New Zealand and part of another leading firm,” says Shirley-Brown. “The strength of Simpson Grierson’s work in the commercial sector and their strong culture made joining an easy decision.”

Shirley-Brown has an honours degree in Law and a BA from Canterbury University. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.