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Senior Associate

Catherine Shipton

LLB BBiomedSc


P+64 3 968 4055

M+64 21 229 6265

Catherine Shipton

Catherine is a senior associate in the firm’s corporate group. She has a wide range of domestic and international corporate and financing experience, with a particular focus in the infrastructure, energy and renewables sectors.

Catherine spent six years working at Allen & Overy LLP in London before joining Simpson Grierson. She also previously worked at another leading law firm in New Zealand earlier in her career. Catherine has acted on a significant number of matters, including advising on and coordinating complex M&A transactions.

Examples of Work

  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Goldman Sachs - €1.3 billion acquisition of HES Terminals in Rotterdam
  • Ardian - €656 million acquisition of Finland district heating and energy utility business, Nevel
  • IFM Investors - acquisition of the M6 Toll road in the United Kingdom
  • Various funders to a consortium (APG, QIC and Swiss Life) - acquisition of a stake in Brussels Airport
  • Various funders to a consortium (Alinda Capital Partners and Hermes Investment Management) - public-to-private acquisition of the UK metering and energy business, Energy Assets Group
  • First State Investments (now Igneo Infrastructure Partners) - acquisition of the French district heating business, Coriance Group
  • AMP Capital - sale of the Spanish towers business, Axion
  • AMP Capital - acquisition of Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom
  • Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency - procurement of the Transmission Gully Motorway
  • Ministry of Education - the Hobsonville Schools PPP project
  • Department of Corrections - the Auckland South Corrections Facility at Wiri PPP project