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Igor Drinkovic

Igor Drinkovic

Senior Associate


  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities

WSG Practice Industries


Igor is a Senior Associate in the corporate team. He specialises in public M&A and securities law and advises local and foreign clients on public takeovers, public capital raisings, private placements, employee share schemes and listed company matters in general. He has most recently been part of the team advising: New York based Diligent Corporation (NZX: DIL) on its NZ$941 million merger with entities affiliated with Insight Venture Partners; JBS on its scheme of arrangement involving Scott Technology Limited (NZX: SCT), being the first scheme of arrangement under new rules in New Zealand; and Goldman Sachs on its role as sole lead manager, placement agent, bookrunner and underwriter of Stride Property Limited’s (NZX: STR) $115 placement to partially fund the acquisition of a new portfolio of retail assets for $287 million.

Bar Admissions

New Zealand


LLB University of Auckland
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a Rising Star – Corporate, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

NZX Releases Continuous Disclosure Update to Issuers in Response to COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, April 2020

NZX Regulation has today released an update providing guidance for issuers on the approach to disclosure in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. The full text of the NZX update is available here...

NZX Announces Additional Class Waiver and Ruling in Response to COVID-19
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, March 2020

On 26 March, NZX Regulation announced an additional class waiver and ruling for issuers in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19. This follows two previous waivers announced earlier in the month. The NZX’s media release is available here.   Who needs to read it? Why? The NZX’s announcement will be of interest to all listed issuers, particularly those considering their capital raising needs in the coming months...

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