Rob specialises in private M&A transactions as well as general corporate and commercial advisory work on behalf of both New Zealand and international clients.

Rob provides advice from both a buy side and sell side on all aspects of commercial transactions and applicable regulatory considerations.

Rob is admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and worked in the South African offices of two leading international law firms prior to joining Simpson Grierson.

Work Highlights


Advising on its acquisition of Ingham’s Hamilton based dairy feed business and assets.

Adamantem Capital 

Advising on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of the Downer Group’s Australasian laundry and dry cleaning business.

Advising a leading New Zealand carbon forestry business on the sale of significant forestry assets to a UK institutional investor.

Advising the founders of Mighty Ape on the sale of 100% of Mighty Ape to

Advising a leading US private equity firm on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of a global software development business.

Livestock Improvement Corporation

Advising on the acquisition of an agriculture technology and software business.

Advising a New Zealand private health care group on establishing a joint venture to manufacture and market honey based skin care products.

Advising an Australian investment bank on its possible acquisition of a group of private hospitals and healthcare facilities in Australia and New Zealand.

Advising an Australian fertility services provider on its possible acquisition of a leading New Zealand fertility services business.

Advising one of Australasia’s largest stevedoring service providers on the commercial terms of a port services agreement for the loading and unloading of cargo ships and associated stevedoring services.

Advising a prominent New Zealand timber products company on its restructure and sale of business.

Areas of Expertise

Insights & News