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Igor Drinkovic

Igor Drinkovic

Special Counsel


  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


Igor is a Special Counsel in the Auckland corporate team and specialises in public M&A and securities law. He advises local and foreign clients on public takeovers, IPOs, public capital raisings, private placements, employee share schemes and listed company matters in general.

Working in the capital markets space often requires working with clients in tense, fast paced and unique situations that call for pragmatic solutions to complex problems. Igor’s ability to deliver for his clients has been independently recognised, being named a ‘rising star’, by both The Legal 500 Asia Pacific directory and in the New Zealand Lawyer Rising Star list for 2019, with clients saying:

“Igor has impressed me with his maturity and ability to engage and provide advice at a level that exceeds his years of experience. I find him to be a very responsive, pragmatic and solutions focused adviser. He is personable, a pleasure to deal with and someone who I have, and will continue to, recommend to others.”

Igor has provided advice to some of New Zealand’s most iconic companies including Synlait Milk, Zespri, MediaWorks, Tourism Holdings, Refining NZ, The Warehouse and Spark as well as large international clients including CITIC Capital and Brookfield Asset Management.

Igor is the co-author of Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Company Secretaries in New Zealand (5th ed) and the Morison’s Company Law chapter on Takeovers Law. Igor actively shares his expertise through Auckland District Law Society seminars on securities and corporate law.

Bar Admissions

New Zealand


LLB (Hons), BCom, 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

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