Neil has broad corporate and commercial experience, in particular in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity area. He is also the co-leader of the firm’s Health, Retirement and Ageing team, responsible for the delivery of commercial services to our clients operating in that sector.
Neil has over 18 years experience advising on all aspects of M&A, private equity, business sale, commercial and business transactions (and is a specialist on warranty insurance) and contracts for a range of private equity players and corporate, SME and start up companies. He also advises on practical governance issues, director responsibilities and strategic issues for his clients. He regularly assists the Minter Ellison banking and financial services team with corporate aspects of banking transactions, in particular the purchase of loan books. Neil also advises clients in the Health and Ageing Industry with their commercial requirements.
Neil is also a specialist in the field of warranty and indemnity insurance, providing in-market assistance to a number of the key insurers and assisting buyers and sellers with advice in connection with policies and claims.
Neil’s clients include Pioneer Capital, Equity Partners, AIG, Direct Capital, Arowana Capital, Advent Capital, Ritchies Transport, Stolt-Nielsen, Pacific Channel, Metlifecare and Tunstall Healthcare. In addition, Neil leads our partnership with the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) and Kiwinet.
Areas of Practice
- Capital Markets
- Commercial Law
- Corporate and Business
- Joint Ventures
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Listed lawyer, Corporate - Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2013 and 2014
Up & coming individual - Chambers Global 2013/2014, 2012/2013
Up & coming individual - Chambers Asia Pacific 2013/2014, 2012/2013
Leading lawyer (Mergers and acquisitions) - International Financial Law Review 2014, 2013, 2012
Dip Lp, University of Edinburgh, 1995
LLB (Hons), University of Edinburgh, 1994